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THE RECORDS OF 
NEW AMSTERDAM 

FROM 1653 TO 1674 ANNO DOMINI 



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VOLUME VII. 

MINUTES OF THE COURT OF 

BURGOMASTERS AND SCHEPENS 

SEPT. II, 1673, TO NOV. ID, 1674, INCLUSIVE 

ADMINISTRATIVE MINUTES 
MARCH 8, 1657, TO JAN. 28, I661, INCLUSIVE 

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BOARD OF CITY RECORD. 

Mayor's Office, City Hall, New York, 

Thursday, 3 P.M., December 9, 1897. ^ 

At a meeting of the Board of City Record, held this day — 

Present : 

The Hons. William L. Strong, Mayor; Francis M. Scott, 
Counsel to the Corporation ; and Gen. C. H. T. Collis, Commissioner 
of Public Works, the officers designated by section 66 of the New 
York City Consolidation Act, the Mayor communicated the follow- 
ing letter in reference to the publication of the ancient Dutch 
Records of New York : 

To the Hon. WILLIAM L. STRONG, 

Mayor of New York : 

Dear Sir — Under your authority of October 2, 1895, and 
that of the Board of Aldermen of the 8th of the same month, 
"The Records of New Amsterdam, from 1653 to 1674," have 
been printed in English, and complete in seven octavo volumes, 
with a proper introduction and full index, within the seven thousand 
dollars voted for the purpose by the Board of Apportionment on 
December 31, 189S9 the members of your committee acting without 
compensation in the matter. 



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Will you be so good as to inform the Board of City Record of 
these facts, and the final completion of this earliest municipal 
record of New Amsterdam that exists in English, in order that 
a proper notice and entry of the same may duly appear in the 
minutes of the said Board of which you are Chairman. 

Very respectfully yours, 

ISAAC TOWNSEND SMITH, 
Chairman of the Special Committee in Chaise of the Work. 

New York, November 29, 1897. 

On motion of the Commissioner of Public Works, the follow- 
ing resolution was unanimously adopted and the Supervisor of 
the City Record was directed to have inserted in Volume VII. 
of the " Records of New Amsterdam " an excerpt from the min- 
utes of this Board, which shall include the letter to the Mayor 
and the resolution of this body, thanking the members of the 
Committee on the publication of the translation of the Dutch 
Records for the services they have so faithfully rendered: 

Resolved, That the communication from the Mayor be re- 
ceived, and that the sincere thanks of this Board be and the 
same hereby are cordially tendered to the members of the Com- 
mittee, under whose free supervision "The Records of New 
Amsterdam, from 1653 to 1674,** have been, for the first time, 
printed in English ; thereby preserving and making accessible for 
all time the earliest municipal proceedings that exist of this great 
city of New York, founded by the people of Holland. 

Transcript from the minutes of the Board as ordered. 





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COURT MINUTES OF NEW 

AMSTERDAM 



At a Court of Schouty Burgomasters and Schepens holden in the City 
Hall of the City N: Orange the ii*!* Septem^ A? 1674 (1673.) 

Present Anthony D'Mill, Schout; Johannis van Brugh, Johannis de 
Pyster, iEgiedius Luyck, Burgomaster ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus 
Ebbinck, Jacob Kip, Louwerens van d. Spiegel, Guiliam Verplanck^ 
Schepens. 

Jan Romyn, pltf . v/s Isaack Melyn, deft. Pltf . demanding from deft, 
a barrel of flour and three bushels of peas, ofifers to confirm the same on 
oath. Deft, says, he knows nothing about it and ofifers in like manner to 
confirm his assertion on oath. Burgomasters and Schepens asked both 
parties, if they will submit the case in question to the Court as arbitrators ? 
Both answer, Yes. Whereupon the W. Burgomasters and Schepens as 
arbitrators adjudged, that the deft, shall pay the pltf. 24 shillings and 9I 
old English money or the value thereof payable in provisions at four 
for one. 

James Mattheus, ptlf . v/s Isack Melyn, deft. Pltf. claims, that there 
is due him by a/c the sum of fl. 12 10. 3. and requests, that the deft, be 
ordered to pay him before he leaves here. Deft, says, that the pltf. may 
swear to his a/c as far as concerns his particular a/c and is then willing 
to pay, but he refuses to pay, what the seamen have disbursed. Ordered, 
that the private a/c be paid, and further at the request of parties, the 
Court have as arbitrators regarding the debt of the sailors, resolved that 
the deft, shall pay the pltf. instead of fl. 594. 10. in question, the sum of 
fi. 325 only. Against this the deft, brings in that he has paid by a/c the 
sum of fl. 1092, which the pltf. admits; so that the deft, remains indebted 
to the pltf. by balance the sum of fl. 443. 3., which he, the deft., shall 
pay to the pltf. before his departure or otherwise give satisfactory security. 



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Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1675 



28^ Septemb^ On Sieur Jacob Lyslaer's petidon is aposdlied: — ^The 
petitioner is allowed to receive and preserve until further order the 
enumerated property of Daniel Van Donck, being i case of clothes, 6 
pictures, 2 little tables. 

The oath of fidelity taken by the inhabitants follows: — 

We promise and swear in the presence of Almii^hty God to be faith- 
ful to their High Mightinesses the Lords States General of the United 
Netherlands and his Illustrious Highness, the Prince of Orange, and their 
Govemour already appointed or hereafter to be appointed here; and on 
all occasion to demean ourselves as loyal and dutiful subjects are bound 
to do. So truly help me God Almighty. 

The oath of fidelity taken by the English dwelling here in this City 
follows: — 

Wee do Sweare in the Presense of the Almighty God that wee schall 
bee tru an faittfull to the heigh en Migty Lords the Staetes GenneH of 
the United Provinces and his Serene heighnesse the prince of Orangien 
and to thier Govern' heere for the time beingh and tho behaive o'selves 
upon all occasieons as true en faitfuU subjet provided onely that wy schall 
not be forced in armss aginst our onwe Natieon if they be sent by 
authoriety of his majestie of Engelandt Except they bee accopaned by a 
Commission en of other Natieons then Wee doo oblidge a'selves to take 
up armes aginst them Soo help us God. 

At a Court of the W. Heeren Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens 
holden at the City Hall of the City New Orange on the 3? Octobr A? 1673. 
Present Anthony de Mill, Scout; Johannis V. Bnigh, Johannis d'Pyster, 
iEgiedius Luyck, Burgomasters; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
Jacob Kip, Louwerens v. d. Spiegell, Guiliam Verplanck, Schepens. 

Juffrouw Maria Teller, pltf. v/s Anna Lisco, deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft, the sum of fl. 124 in zewant for rent and asks condemnation 
for it. Deft, admits the debt and oflfers to pay in goods. The W. Court 
condemns the deft, to pay the pltf. the aforesaid in good wheat @ 6 gl. ; 
white peas @ 4 gl. per schepel or in merchandize at such price as shall 
be estimated by arbitrators. 

John Cooly, smith, pltf. v/s Thomas Lovelace, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. The W. Court orders at pltf* s request, that the attachment on 



i673l Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 3 

the defts. sloop now lying in the Smith's valley shall be and remain 
valid. 

Hend: Bosch, pltf. v/s Hans Jaccobsen, deft. Pltf. complains, that 
the deft, carried to another house a piece of linen which he, pltf., gave 
deft, to weave, notwithstanding that the pltf. immediately ofiFered to pay 
him for the work. Deft, admits it etc. Whereupon the W. Court decreed 
and ordered, that the deft, shall bring the linen to the pltf's house and 
there receive his pay on delivery, and condemn the deft, in the costs herein 
accrued. 

Richard EUott, p^ v/s Cattharina Purchase, def! The p^ de- 
mandts by ballance of a bill the sume of j£2 : 5 : 3. Humbly Craveingh 
Judgem^ for the Saeme. Uppon hearinge of the debates of both parties 
the Worpp" Court ordered that the def^ Schall Make payment unto the 
p^ w*^in the Space of Six Weekes next ensuingh accordingh to the tenior 
of the 8.' bill. 

Jaemes Mattheus, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Pltf. declares, 
that John Ryder owes him the sum of fl. 1376. 5., in payment of which 
sum he, pltf., has attached in defts hands 5 candesticks and 2 fire shovels 
belonging to said Ryder; demands condemnation of the same. Defts. re- 
plies, that John Ryder owes himself and that the said candlesticks and 
shovels were sold him 14 days after the surrender of this place. The W. 
Court having heard the arguments of parties on both sides, orders that as 
John Ryder still continues insolvent, the creditors shall come in concur- 
rently for said goods. 

Henry Newton, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Pltf. demands from 
deft, according to bill, the sum of fl. 100. passed by the deft, to one 
William Sinckles and conveyed by said Sinckles to Capt. Niclaes, from 
whom he received said obligation by assignment; demanding payment 
thereof. Deft, says, the hill has been already paid at the South river. 
The W: Court orders, that the deft, shall prove within the space of 6 
weeks, when he paid it. 

Adriaen van Laar, pltf. v/s Thomas Willeth, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft, the remaining half of 99 pieces of eight, being for beavers 
sold to the deft's deceased son, John Willeth. Deft, says, that his said 
son's debt does not concern him and that, what he paid the pltf. thereon 
was down of his free will, etc. The W. Court orders, that the pltf. shall 



4 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1673 

shew and prove, that the deft, has taken and received some goods or 
efifects of his said son, when the W. Court shall further consider it. 

Teunis Carey, pltf. v/s AUerd Anthony, late Sheriflf, deft. 

Pltf. demands from the deft, for board delivered to 

divers prisoners on def.'* order the sum of fl. 301 

And further for like delivered board according to % 21 

Amounting together to fl. 322 

demands payment thereof. The W. Court having examined the a/c. and 
heard the arguments of parties, their Worships order, that the deft, shall 
pay the pltf. the following items: — 

Dougles' costs to the sum of fl. 66 

For Capt Manning's boys 54 

Item, balance of Ben Johns % 66 

Amounting together to the sum of fl. 186 

And for Thomas Folcks expences amounting to the sum of fl. 118. it shall 
be taken into further consideration by their Worships. 

Dirck van Clyflf, pltf. v/s AUerd Anthony, deft. Pltf. demands, ac- 
cording to a/c the sum of fl. 268. 7. and that deft, may be ordered to pay 
it, with costs. Deft, says, he has paid the pltf. by assignment on Mr Der- 
vall the sum of fl. 50. and has further transferred an assignment of 
Govern^ Lovelace on Capt. Manningh for the sum of fl. 200. Burgo- 
masters and schepens having heard the arguments of parties on both sides, 
their Worships decree, that the pit. must look to M' Dervall for the fl. 50 
as he himself admits, that he was with deft, to Dervals man Joseph 
Lourens and it was accepted by said clerk, to which the pltf. then made 
no objection; and further regarding the assignment of Govemof Love- 
lace the pltf. must prove, that he returned it to the deft, and when. 

Asser Levy, pltf. v/s Edweard Smith, deft. Pltf. demands from the 
deft, the sum of fl. 125. balance of a/c for trusted goods. Deft's wife 
appears in Court, admits the debt, but requests a little delay, as her hus- 
band is on his return home. The W. Court orders, that the goods now 
in the deft's house shall be delivered under inventory into the hands of 
the pltf., so that they may not be diminished, and there remain until 
further order from the Court. 



1673] Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 5 

Thomas Williams, arrestant and pltf., v/s Edward Smith, arrested 
and deft. Pltf. demands from the deft, the sum of ^19. and condemna- 
tion of the defts. goods, which he, pltf., has attached in deft's house. 
Deft's wife appears in Court, admits the debt, but says her husband paid 
a barrel of pork and something else thereon ; she requests the case may 
be suspended, until her husband's return home. The W. Court orders, 
that the goods in the defts. house shall be delivered under inventory into 
Asser Levy's hands, until the W. Court make further order about them. 

Thomas Gibs, P'5 ag'st Edward Smitt, deH The P*' demand ts of 
the DeC the sume of fi. 96. humbly Craveingh Judgem! for the saeme as 
alsoo that this Court would be pleased to order that the P'5 may fetch 
home some woodden waer beingh Laid in by y? P*** unto this Def? hous, 
etc. Itt whas orderred that the saied Debt schould bee suppended some 
thyme untul the Def! Come him selve from New Engelandt, and that the 
Woodden waer should bee dedielevered unto the Pl* hee puttingh in 
Securety to bee responsable for the said waer if the saeme att y? Returne 
of the def schould be foud not to belong unto the P'.* 

Richard Ellodt, P*5 ag'st Edward Smith, Deft. The deH Remandts 
restietution of twoo barrels of melassis w^ hee hath laid unto the Def? 
Cellar. The Courd orderred that the said Mallases schall be Delievered 
unto the P^' Provided the Pl' pundts in sufficiendt security To be Respon- 
sable for the Saeme heere after if itt schold bee found that the Malesses 
did properly belongh unto the Pl* 

Hendrick Obe, arrestant and pltf. v/s Christofifel Amy, arrested and 
deft. Pltf. demands from the deft. . . . The deft, default. The 
W. Court declares the attachment valid. 

Jan Hendrick van Gunst, arrestant and pltf., v/s Robbert Holies, 
arrested and deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Hend^ van Gunst, pltf. v/s Francis Liegh, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Edwardt Smitt, pltf. v/s Otto Gerritsen, deft. Deft, in default. 

Schout Anthony D'Milt, pltf. v/s James Mattheus, deft. Pltf. says, 
that in visiting on the evening of the 31? Aug? last, he found 7 @ 8 per- 
sons, who sat and drank; also visiting on the 17. Septembr, being Sunday, 
he found 8 persons; concluding therefore, that the deft, shall be con- 
demned according to Placard of the 28^ August for a double offence in a 



6 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1673 

fine of 11. 50. with costs. Deft, denies haring sold anj drink to said 
persons. Burgomasters and Schepens having beard tbe arguments be- 
tween parties, condenm the deft, for a double <^ence in a fine and 
penalty of fl. 50. zew? according to placard with costs. 

Schout Anthonj de Milt, pltf. t/s Egbert Myndersen, deft. Deft, 
in default. 

Schout Anthony D'Milt, pltf. t/s Jan Spiegelaar, deft. Pltf. says, 
that visiting on the 3^ Sept^ last being Sunday, between 8 and 9 o'Clock 
before the preaching, he found in deft's house 4 persons, who sat and 
drank strong drink; concluding that according to Placard of the 28^ 
August last the deft, ought to be condemned in a fine of 25 ^ with costs. 
The W Court having heard the defts. excuse, condemn him in the fine 
of 25 gl. according to Placard. 

Schout Anth: D'Mflt, pltf. v/s Ariaen Vincent, defL Pltf. says, that 
he found on the 3"! Septemb-' last being Sunday divers persons drinking in 
defts house, which is contrary to the Placard of the 28^ August last: he 
concludes, therefore, that the deft, ought to be condenmed according to 
Placard in a fine of fl. 25. with costs. Burgomasters and Schepens 
having heard the defts excuse, condemn him in a fine of fl. 25. accord- 
ing to said Placard, with costs. 

Schout A. de M., pltf. v/s Otto Gerritsen, deft. Deft, in default. 

Schout A. de Milt, pltf. v/s Jan Dircksen Meyer, deft. Pltf. says, 
that going guaging on the 15 Sept^ last he found the deft, acting as tapster 
without a licence and concludes therefore, that according to the Placard 
of the 28*^ August past he ought to be condemned in a fine of fl. 25. with 
costs. The W. Court having heard the defts. excuse condemn him in a 
fine of fl. 13: 10. seawant with costs. 

Schout A. de Milt, pltf. v/s Anderies Meyer, deft. Pltf. complains, 
that going out guaging he found the deft, as tapster, but without a 
licence; therefore he concludes that the deft, ought to be condemned ac- 
cording to placard in a fine of fl. 25. with costs. The W. Court having 
heard defts excuse, condemn him in a fine of fl. 13. 10. with costs. 

Schout A. d'Mill, pltf. v/s Jan Hend*^ van Gunst, deft. Pltf. says, 
that on last Friday being the 29^ yber the deft, on the highway before 
his house struck a soldier named Louwerens Grontsalis severely in his 
face with a bolt, so that it came thro' and thro' the lips and bloodily 



»673l Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 7 

wounded him; as more fully appears by divers declarations — ^the pltf. 
therefore concludes that the deft, ought to be condemned according to 
Placard in a fine of fl. 300. with costs, over and above the smart and 
surgeons fees. The W. Court having heard the deft's excuse and ex- 
amined the declarations, condemn him in a fine of One hundred guilders 
with costs, besides the smart and surgeon's fee of the patient. 

The Hon^* Govemo' Anthony Colve recommends to the Court to 
consider, what ought to be allowed to Pieter Loursen for piloting divers 
ships. The W. Court allows as follows: — 

For piloting out of the sugar prize fl. 16. 

For the States ship Groenewyk, Capt Boes 40. 

For the States ship North Holland 40. 

For piloting the sloop Planter to Fort Nassau 16. 

In All fl. 112 

Jonas Bartelsen, arrestant and pltf. v/s Marry Dennis, arrested and 
deft Pltf. says he attached a tub of butter at the house of Otto Gerritsen 
etc. The W. Court declares the attachment valid until the next Court 
day, and the Court Messenger is ordered to notify Otto Gerritsen thereof. 

On Jan Burd's petition is apostilled: — ^That in Case his master does 
not come to prosecute his action against him, before the next Court day, 
he shall then be discharged. 

On Theunis Craey's petition is apostilled: — Petitioner is granted the 
measuring of apples, onions and turnips, whereof he shall be granted a 
certificate in form on the first opportunity. 

On Assur Levy's petition setting forth in substance, that Claes Diet- 
loflfsen. Weigher of this City, has offered him divers affronts ; and request- 
ing that he may be granted the same privileges and freedoms as are allowed 
to the other inhabitants of this place and that the abovenamed Dietloft 
may be forbidden to molest him hereafter ; It is apostilled : The W. 
Court shall cause the abovenamed Claes Dietlofs to be summoned by the 
next Court day, when order shall be given, that a third affront shall not 
be hereafter offered to him, the petitioner. 

On Jan van Buytenhuysen's complaint it is ordered — ^that the late 
Sherrif Allard Anthony shall render a/c to the present Schout of Benja- 
min Johns sold goods; also to hand over to the same the remaining effects 



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that hee was sony for wath hee hath done, and as for the debt of fl. So. 
sayed that hee hath divers times proverred this P*.' hur pay in such 
goodts as he adt etc. Uppon Hearingh of the debats of both parties the 
WorpV Court ordered the def^ to pay unto the P^.' the said sume of fl. 80 
guyidres with cost of Court. 

The Schoudt A. D. Mill, pltf . v/s DT Henry Taylor, deft. Pltf. com- 
plains, that the deft., early in the morning on the 13 8ber last outside the 
Waterport in the Smith Valley struck his late maid on the head so that 
the blood ran out her nose, and she lay blind the whole 24 hours ; he con- 
cludes therefore, that the deft, ought to be condemned in a fine of fl. 100. 
above the smart and surgeons fee, with costs. Deft, admits, 'twas done 
in haste, but that he gave her only one blow. Burgomasters and Schepens 
having heard the debates of parties and seen the declaration of the Sur- 
geon Hartman Wessels, condemns the deft, in a fine of fl. 25, with costs, 
in addition to the smart and surgeons bill. 

Schoudt Anth. D. Mill, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. The 
Schout complains, that the deft. Hardenbroek had shoved him on the 
breast and abused him with very foul and unseemly language, wishing 

that the D ^1 should break his neck, when on the 3'.** 8^ last, the 

pltf. repaired by order of the Burgomasters and Schepens to defts. house, 
to warn his wife, that she should not go again to the house of Burgomast^ 
Johannis de Pyster, as she now had twice done to make trouble there. 
Also he had obstinately refused to obey the order of the Burgomasters 
and Schepens, as well to the Court Messenger Henry Newton, the Bur- 
gomast^ Luyck and Schepen Willem Beeckman, as to him, pltf., and that 
the said delinquant being in the evening a prisoner at the City hall in 
the chamber of Pieter Schaefbanck, carried on and made a racket like a 
man possessed and mad, notwithstanding the efforts of Burgomaster 
Johannis Van Brugh, running up to the Court-room, and going away next 
morning, as if he had not been imprisoned, having made use of other 
more injurious and foul words and acts ; as appears by divers declarations 
and other proofs thereof produced; all which ought in no manner be 
tolerated in a well regulated Burghery, being directly contrary to the 
customs and provisions of the laws : he concludes and demands accord- 
ingly, that the delinquant, as one unworthy to live in a well regulated 
Burghery having triply violated the laws and ordinances of Amsterdam, 



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be subjected to like punishment, at least be banished for ever from th^ 
jurisdiction of this City or be otherwise punished according to the cir- 
cumstances of the case and remain in prison until he shall have satisfied 
the judgment with costs. The deft, denies the occurrence of many 
things according to the abovementioned complaint. Burgomasters and 
Schepens having heard the delinquent's excuse and the arguments be- 
tween parties and examined the evidence produced, condemn the de- 
linquent in a fine or penalty of fi. 25. beavers, and that he shall go to 
jail, until he shall have paid the above fine; further, that the delinquent 
for the assault shall beg pardon of the Court, God and justice and pay 
the costs incurred herein. 

Schout A. D'Mill, pltf. v/s Annettie, wife of Abel Hardenbroek, 
deft. Pltf. sues according to written demand founded on declarations of 
divers persons. Deft, demands, that the deponents may be brought 
before the W. Court to confirm their declarations on oath in her, the 
deft's, presence. The W. Court grants the deft's request and order that 
the deponents shall be summoned for the next Court day. 

Schout A. D'Mill, pltf. v/s Otto Gerritsen, deft. Pltf. says, that 
making his visits on Sunday the 3^ yber last, he found 3 persons at defts. 
house; also going guaging on the 15^ d^ he found him the deft, tapping 
without licence and thereupon entered a fine against him; he concludes 
accordingly that the deft, be condemned according to Placard of the 28^ 
August for a double offence in a fine of fi. 50. with costs. Deft, denies 
having tapped any drink for said persons on that Sunday and says further, 
that he took out a licence on the same day he was warned by the pltf. ; 
also that his wife had been, before that time twice with Secretary Bayard 
to take out a licence. Burgomasters and Schepens having heard the 
arguments between parties, condemn the deft, in a fine or penalty of fi. 
25, unless the deft, proves, that his wife had been before the abovemen- 
tioned time at Secretary Bayard*s house for a licence. 

Schout A. d'Mill, pltf. v/s James Mattheus and his wife, deft. Pltf. 
says, that Capt. Ipest3m had found at defts. house some silver ware, 
which had been smuggled by some sailors from Abram Verplanck's 
house. Deft, denies, that she of her knowledge had taken any of the 
aforesaid silver ware into her house and that she in presence of Capt. 
Eypestyn had unexpectedly found it under the p — ss p — t, where it was 



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put by one of the seamen without her knowledge. Burgomasters and 
Schepens having heard the debates between parties and the defts. excuse 
and having seen the declaration, order the pltf. to produce clearer 
evidence of what he brings in; otherwise that his suit shall be dis- 
missed. 

Marya Tellers, executrix of her deceased husband, the late Paulus 
Schrick, arrestant and pltf., v/s Capt. Jan Jacob or his estate and efifects, 
arrested and deft. Pltf. demands from the deft, according to two obliga- 
tions the sum of fl. 844. in beavers and the sum of fl. 962. in tobacco, 
declaring to have attached two of the defts. lots lying in the Broad Way 
about the lot heretofore belonging to Pieter Schaefbank, also certain of 
defts. efifects in Johannis van der Meulen's hands, proceeding from a 
certain amount of funds given by Capt. Jacob to van der Meulen accord- 
ing to said vander Meulen's hand writing and return also exhibited in 
Court; which said Van der Meulen's efifects the pltf. has attached in the 
hands of the curators of dec!* Jan Steelman alias Coopall, requesting that 
the attachment be declared valid. Burgomasters and Schepens declare 
the attachment valid ; further that inquiry be made, if any curators have 
been appointed heretofore over said Captain Jacob's estate. 

Jacob D'Haert, pltf. v/s Pieter Jansen van Werckendam, deft. The 
W. Court refers the matter to Simon Jansen Romyn and to Poulus Rithard 
to hear the arguments of parties, to inspect the a/cs and to report their 
award. 

Gerritt Huygen, pltf. v/s Manuell Sanders, negro, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands from the deft. fl. 26^ skepels of wheat, being yearly salary of his 
dec^ predecessor* Hammen Wesselsen as surgeon. Deft, admits the 
debt. The W. Court condemns the deft, to pay the said debt of 26^ 
skepels of wheat, with costs. 

The late Sherif Allerd Anthony entering, requests that he might 
arrest one M' Coo dwelling at Jamaica on his first coming here, for a 
debt, which he, Coe, owes to Andrew Messenger. The W. Court permit 
him so to do. 

Allerd Anthony appearing in Court requests to be exempt from 
excise by reason, that he took boarders, who are exempt from excise. 
The W. Burgomasters and Schepens having considered that the above- 

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mentioned are officers of the fort and therefore exempt from excise, the 
same is therefore allowed and granted to the petitioner. 

Ariaen van Laer, pltf. v/s Thomas Willett, deft. Pltf. in default. 

Assur Levy, pltf. v/s Edward Smith, deft. Postponed until the 
next Court day to see, if the deft, shall, in the meantime come from the 
North. 

Thomas Williams, pltf. v/s Edward Smith, deft. Postponed as 
above. 

Thomas Gibs, pltf. v/s Edward Smith, deft. Postponed as above. 

Hendrick Obee, pltf. v/s Christoffel Amey, deft. Both in default. 

Jan Hendrick van Gunst, pltf. v/s Robbert Hallis, deft. Parties agreed. 

Jonas Bartelse, arrestant and pltf. v/s Mary Dennis, arrested and 
deft. Defts. 2^ default. The pltf's attachment on the deft's tub of 
butter at the house of Otto Gerritz declared valid. 

Anna Hall, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Pltf. in default. 

Jacob Smith, arrested and pltf. v/s Jan Louwerens, arrested and 
deft. Both in default. 

Ferdienandus Van Sichelen, pltf. /s Jan Schackelly, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Thomas Gibs, pltf. v/s Arendt Isacksen, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Hend: van Gunst, pltf. v/s Evert and his wife, deft. Parties 
agreed. 

Carsten Lierssen, pltf. v/s Sigismundus Luycas, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Thomas Gibs appearing in Court requests, that he may, according to 
notice remove his goods from Edward Smith's house. Whereupon the 
W. Court allows him to remove his goods on security, as was allowed him 
in the previous order of the 3? Octobr 

This date is published from the City Hall, by order of the Hon*^* 
Governor and Council and Burgomasters of this City, the Placard regard- 
ing the demolishing and removal of divers houses, gardens and orchards 
lying right under the fortifications of the Fortress Willem Hendrick and 
the Fort of this City N. Orange, which reads as follows : — 

Whereas the Fortress Willem Hendrick and City N. Orange, situate 
on the Island Manhatan is much incumbred and obstructed by the houses, 
gardens and orchards, which lie so close under its walls and bulwarks, 



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that it is impossible when requisite properly to defend it against its 
enemies, unless some at least of said houses, gardens and orchards be 
demolished or removed ; Therefore the Hon^* Governor General with the 
previous advice of his Council has judged it necessary to demolish, break 
up and remove the undermentioned houses gardens and orchards; And 
the owners thereof are hereby strictly ordered and charged forthwith to 
commence the demolition, throwing down and removal of their houses, 
gardens and orchards to such lots, as the Govemo' has laid out for this 
purpose within this City and the Burgomasters shall indicate to each of 
them, under the penalty that all those, who shall refuse or be found negli- 
gent therein shall de facto be excluded from the indemnity, which accord- 
ing to the tenor of this publication is granted and allowed to the 
following persons or those of them, who shall remove their undermen- 
tioned houses, gardens and orchards, and that moreover their said houses 
shall be demolished and burnt on the first arrival of some ships: The 
houses gardens and orchards of Pieter D'Riemer, Lodeu Post, George 
Cobbett, Jan Dircksen Meyer, Jacobus v : Waeter, Symon Blanck, An- 
dries Meyer, Gerrith Hendricksen, Pieter Jansen Slodt, Gerrit Jansen 
Roos, Pieter Stoutenburgh, Henry Taylor, The Lutheran Congregation, 
Willem van Fredenburgh, Pieter Jansen Mesier, Marten Meyer, smith; 
Augustin Hermans, Lysbet Tyssen, Pieter Harmensen, situate under the 
fort and bulwarks of the City of New Orange. 

The gardens and orchards of Johan V. Brugh, Sarg. Kierstede. 

But inasmuch as said houses cannot be removed without great and 
excessive costs to the owners, to whom in justice indemnity and satisfac- 
tion ought to be made, therefore as the said removal is for the benefit and 
better defence of the public, it is resolved, that the ground and lots of 
said persons together with the necessary expence, which they shall incur 
by the removal of their houses shall be estimated by impartial persons 
and that in place of said lots shall, by similar valuation, be indicated and 
given to the owners in possession some other lots, whereupon they shall 
have power to remove their said houses, and what their lots, which they 
are to lose and the expences of removing their houses shall be fo^lnd to 
exceed the same in value those, which shall be indicated to them instead 
shall be promptly made good, paid and satisfied to them from the extra- 
ordinary impost, which for this purpose it is resolved and agreed shall 



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now or hereafter be paid, until the same indemnity and damage shall be 
promptly paid and no longer, to wit: — From all beavers and peltries, 
which after the publication hereof shall be exported from within this Gov- 
ernment to P atria or elsewhere, two and one half per cent; from duffles 
and blankets, which shall be imported from Patria or elsewhere into this 
Government, two per cent; and from powder, lead, guns, wines, brandies, 
destilled waters and rum, five per cent. They hereby order and charge 
all and every of the subjects and inhabitants of this Government and all 
others, whom it any ways concerns, that they on the importation or ex- 
portation of the above specified goods shall notify the Collector thereof 
and pay the said extraordinary duties thereupon, under the forfeiture and 
confiscation of the imported or shipped goods, to be applied conformably 
to the order and placards enacted against smuggling. Done, Fort Willem 
Hendrick on the Manhatans in N. Netherland the i;*!* 8ber 1673. 

(Was Signed) Anthony Colve, 

Corn. Steenwyck, 
Johannis V. Brugh, 
Johannis d'Pyster, 
iCgiedius Luyck. 
Anno 1673. \^ 8^ Thomas Gibs gave Reynier Willemsen, baker, 
as security, under the said bailbond to remove, according to order of the 
W. Burgomast? and Schepens under date 17*^ inst., some timber work 
standing in Thomas Wandel's house occupied lastly by Edward Smith. 

Abel Hardenbroeck delivers into Court a petition, in which humbly 
submitting himself he acknowledges his faults, and most humbly prays, 
that the Court will please forgive him, with further supplication, that the 
previous judgement now lately pronounced against him may be so recon- 
sidered as the W. Court may graciously think fit. Whereupon the said 
petition being weighed, read and taken into serious consideration by the 
W. Burgomasters and Schepens, the crime committed by him against the 
Magistrates in the insulting them is pardoned for this time on account of 
his humble submission, but regarding the money fine imposed on him ac- 
cording to judgment, the W. Court cannot make any alteration therein, it 
being not so much by half as ought to have been imposed on him for his 
great crime; but the petitioner is allowed the time of six weeks, on giving 
sufficient security that, the imposed fine shall be promptly paid within the 



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aforesaid time, and sufficient security must be given by next Monday at 
12 O'clock or if longer delayed he must again return to jail until the afore- 
said fine be paid^ or sufficient security be given therefor as aforesaid. 

Abell Hardenbroeck represents in the petition presented by him, that 
bis wife had gone to Mr. Pyster's wife, acknowledged her fault and that, 
she was heartily sorry for having committed such action etc. Whereupon 
the said wife appearing again admits her committed faults, and that she 
had acted very ill; humbly requesting the W. Court to be pleased to for- 
give her, submitting the matter further to their Worships. Whereupon 
the matter being taken by them into serious consideration, also the de- 
mand of the Schout instituted against the said woman, she was by their 
Worships forgiven her abuse against the W. Burgomasters and Schepens 
on account of her humble submission, provided she henceforth have a 
care over herself not to commit the like any more. Regarding the 
Schouts demand, it is ordered that the said woman shall pay and disburse 
to him the abovenamed sum of fl. 75. zewant value and pay the costs 
incurred herein. 

At a Court of the H' Burgomasters and Schepens of this City held at 
the City Hall of the City N: Orange the 31"? Octob! A^ 1673. Present 
Anthony D'Mill, Schout ; Johannes v. Brugh, Johannes D. Pyster, 
iEgiedius Luyck, Burgomast*?; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
Jacob Kip, Lour. V. Spiegell, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Dirck van ClyflF, pltf. v/s Allerd Anthony, deft. Whereas the pltf. 
oflFers to confirm on oath, that he received the assignment on Capt. Man 
only conditionally, and that the deft, offers in like manner to confirm on 
oath, that the pltf. in presence of Capt. Nicols had thanked him for good 
payment. Therefore the W. Court order the deft, to endeavour to obtain 
a declaration herein from Capt. Nicols and grant him thereunto six 
weeks' time. 

William MereU, pltf. v/s Pieter Smith, deft. The deft, in default. 
The previously appointed arbitrators deliver into Court their written 
report, whereupon the case is postponed until the next Court day. 

Joohn Cooly, pltf. v/s Thomas Lovelas, deft. The W. Court orders 
the deft, to render a/c to the Court within 14 days time of the adminis- 
tration of the monies, contributed to the fortification and it is decided. 



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that the deft's private estate is not responsible therefor, unless it be found 
indebted thereunto. 

Thomas Taylor, pltf. v/s Susanna Gaerland, deft. Parties ordered 
to lift the act of renvoy executed on the last Court day. 

Juffrouw Maria Tellers, pltf. v/s The estate of the late Jan Jacobsen, 
deft. Resolved to appoint curators to the said estate. 

Jonas Bartelse, arrestant and pltf. v/s Mary Dennes, arrested and 
deft. The difference between parties being for butter, which the pltf. 
says he bought from the deft, and is not delivered, it is ordered, that the 
pltf. shall prove within 24 hours, that he absolutely bought the butter or 
otherwise the attachment shall be discharged, inasmuch as the pltf. had 
already had the tub of butter for the debt in his house. 

Thomas Cormish with his guardian Caleb Levereth, pltf. v/s Thomas 
Taylor, deft. Pltf. demands in writing to be discharged from his service 
with restitution of fl. 10. Deft, says, he is willing to let the boy go, as he 
is dressed. The W. Court decrees and orders, that the boy shall be re- 
leased from his service, that his indenture shall be given up to him, 
together with the clothes belonging to him and his guardian is authorized 
to place the said boy where he pleases, as both parties are consenting 
thereunto. 

Hendrick Gillissen, pltf. v/s AUard Anthony, deft. Pltf. demands 
the pa3nnent heretofore received by the deft, from Abell Hardenbroeck 
to the sum of fl. 339. principal, besides the costs. Deft, admits having 
received the payment as Sheriff, but says he again returned it to Abel 
Hardenbroeck before the surrender of this place. The W. Court orders 
the deft, to take care, that he get the payment back again and deliver it 
to the pltf. 

Pieter Pietersen van Nesten, pltf. v/s Jacob Lyslaer, deft. Pltf. is 
ordered to produce in Court at the next sitting, what has been done herein 
by the preceding Mayors Court. 

fferdinand: van Sickelen, pltf. v/s John Shackerly, deft. In the 
matter in question between Ferdienand van Sichelen, pltf. v/s J*? 
Schackerly, deft., the Burgomasters and Schepens have nominated as 
arbitrators and authorized M' Gabriell Minviele and Francoys Rom- 
bouts, who are hereby requested to reconcile parties or otherwise to 
report to the Court. 



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Robbert Corke, pltf. v/s Henry Taylor, deft. Pltf. demands fl. 196. 
for monthly wages earned in his boat. Deft, admits owing fl. 108., but 
as he left his boat without consent, whereupon the rope of the boat was 
stolen, he therefore maintains he does not owe. Pltf. says, the defts. 
wife had given orders to leave the boat at his bouwery, which Taylor is 
ignorant of. Referred to Thomas Williams and W? Merritt. 

Hartman Wessels, pltf. v/s Henry Taylor, deft. The pltf. demands 
fl. 40. for curing his maid and for her board and drink. Condemned to 
pay fl. 25 and costs. 

George Cooke, pltf. v/s William Raemer, deft. Pltf. in default. 

Albert Hymans, pltf. v/s The curators of Balthazar de Haert, deft. 
Referred to Jaecob Lyslaer, Dirck van Clyff in the presence of G. Ver- 
planck. 

Hendrick Obee, pltf. v/s Christopher Amey, deft., and Louwrens 
Gontsalis, deft. Pltf. demands restitution of a canoe loaned to him. 
Deft, denies having borrowed a canoe. Lourens Gontsalis says, he bor- 
rowed the canoe to go on board the H' Benckes, whence Albert Bos took 
the canoe and went away. Albert Bos admits having left the ship in the 
canoe and having made it fast again to the place he took it from. It is 
decided, that Christopher Amey has not borrowed the canoe, therefore 
the pltfs. demand is dismissed and Lourens is condemned on his con- 
fession. 

Lourens Gontsalis, pltf. v/s Albert Bos, deft. Pltf. says, that the 
deft, took away a canoe without his consent from the HS Evertse's ship 
and sailed away, which canoe was afterwards lost. Deft, admits, he went 
ashore in the canoe and says he made it fast to the place, from which it 
was taken. The Court having listened to the statements of both parties, 
orders, that deft, must return the canoe or pay for it. 

Hendrick Gillisen, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. demands 
payment from the deft, of 339 fl. principal received from Abell Harden- 
brock without costs. Deft, admits having received the payment as 
Sheriff, which he returned to Abell Hardenbroeck before the surrender 
of the place. Deft, is condemned to take care, that the pay be got back 
and handed over to the pltf. 

AUerd Anthony, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. demands 
payment and satisfaction of the judgment obtained against him by Hendk 

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Jillisen, which payment he had already handed to the pltf., but returned 
on the surrender of the place. Deft, is condemned to pay pltf. forthwith 
the said judgment. 

Claes Dietlofs, pltf. v/s John Backer, deft. Deft, in default. Pieter 
Pietersen, pltf. v/s Jacob Lyslaer, deft. Pltf. demands 2000 lbs of 
tobacco for freight of 25 hogsheads tobacco from Virginia according to 
charter party. Deft, replies, the pltf. must prove, he is indebted to him 
for freight. Pltf. is to produce on the next Court day what previous 
Court has done. 

Dirck van Clyff appearing exhibits a mortgage on Moesman's house, 
sold to Marten Hofman and demands by virtue of this mortgage to take 
the said house. 

N. B. Nothing is done in this case. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden in 
the City Hall on the 2*^ 9^ 1672 (?). Present Anthony de Mill, Schout; 
Johannis van Brugh, Johannis de Pyster, Burgomasters; Willem Beeck- 
man, Jeronimus £bbingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens V. Spiegell, Guiliam 
Verplanck, Schepens. 

Anthony de Mill in quality as Schout of this City, pltf. v/s William 
Coocke, prisoner and deft. Pltf. says, that the prisoner on the 23^ 8*^ 
last treated the Presiding Burgomaster Johannis van Brugh very ill in 
presence of Schepens J. Ebbingh and Gelyn Verplanck and refused with 
"very bad language to obey his command, etc. He therefore demands, 
that the prisoner ought to be condemned to show due repentance therefor 
and be fined fl. 50. with costs. Having considered and read the petition 
of the prisoner setting forth in substance, that he was heartily sorry for 
what had passed and requesting, that the W. Court would please forgive 
him for this time, the rather as it happened through hastiness and ignor- 
ance; Whereupon the prisoner being come into Court again verbally 
admits what he had before stated in writing. The W. Court having seen 
the prisoner's confession discharge him from his imprisonment and con- 
demn him in a fine or penalty of fl. 30. with costs. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City 
N: Orange, holden at the City Hall, on the 7^ Nov^ 1673. Present 



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Anthony De Mill, Schout; Johannis van Brugh, Johannes de Pyster, 
i£giedius Luyck, Burgomasters; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
Jacob Kip, Lourens v. SpiegelJ, Guiliam Verplanck, Schepens. 

In the matter in question between Jacob de Haert and Carsten Lier- 
sen their W. have appointed as arbitrators Sieur Daeniell Hondecoetri 
and Reynier Willemsen, who are hereby required and requested to look 
into the above question and if possible to reconcile parties and to report 
their award to the Court. 

G. Minviele by his atty Joh: Coderrie, arrestant and pltf. v/s W" 
Schackerly, deft. Pltf. demands from the deft, a negro boy according to 
agreement with ft. 69. 10. and 855 lbs. of Muscovado sugar according to 
obligation. Deft, admits the debt; but has no opportunity to ship it 
hither in consequence of this change of government. The W. Court 
having heard the arguments on both sides and having examined the obli- 
gation and contract, decree and order, that in case no ship were permitted 
to come hither from Barbadoes within 12 months, the sale of the negro 
shall be annulled povided the deft, shall pay the pltf. the debt to the sum 
of fl. 717. 10 zewant and 835 lbs. Muscovado deducting the freight and 
other expences, according to obligation; also that the deft, shall enter 
sufficient security therefor and pay the costs herein incurred. 

Io*^ Nov? A? 1673. On petition of Arent Evertsen Keteltas, he is 
appointed Com Measurer of this City. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens, holden at 
the City Hall N. Orange, on the 14* 9*^ A? 1673. Present Johannes Van 
Bnigh, Johannes De Pyster, i£giedius Luyck, Burgomasters; Jeron- 
imus Ebbingh, Jaecob Kip, Lour. V. Spiegell, Guilyn Verplanck, 
Schepens. 

Pieter Pietersen, pltf. v/s Jaecob Leyslaer, deft. Deft, default. 

Oloflf Stevensen van Cortlandt, arrestant and pltf., v/s Egbert 
Myndertsen, arrested and deft. The attachment declared valid. 

Claes Dietlofsen, pltf. v/s Capt John Backer, deft. Jan Smedes 
and Jan Myndersen, carters, declare that about nine years ago, shortly 
after the surrender of the place, they rode 300 p's of firewood out of the 
bush for Claes Dietlofsen and afterwards brought the same fire wood to 
Capt Backer's house within this City and the bill for carting has not yet 



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been paid them by said Backer as they are prepared to declare on oath. 
Capt" Backer resided in Broadway in the house now occupied by Willem 
van der Scheure. 

Abell Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Hendrick Gillissen, deft. The W. 
Court having seen the pltfs. demand and the case, orders the pltf. to ap- 
peal to the Hon^** Govemo' and Council, if he consider himself wronged 
by the previous judgment of the Mayors Court, inasmuch as it does not 
belong to this W. Court to annul said judgment. 

Jacob Haert, pltf. v/s Pieter Jansen Werckendam, deft. The pre- 
viously appointed arbitrators deliver this date their report, that they could 
not reconcile parties. The W. Court thereupon heard de Novo the argu- 
ments on both sides, and also having examined the defts. books and 
demand and a/cs. ; they decree and order, that what deft, bring in as per 
their books shall be allowed, and condemn the deft, to pay to the pltf. 
the remaining sum of fl. 205: 5. On the petition of Margriet Gillis^ 
apostilled: — ^The petitioner is deferred until Gab. Minvielle, atty of 
Capt. Niecols, shall be returned from the North. 

The petition of^Johannis Vervelen is postponed, until Gabriel come 
home. 

Comelis D' Visser is ordered to draw out his a/c in full and to hand it 
to the Governor, who on examining the same can do as he pleases, as the 
W. Court cannot act therein without orders. 

On the petition of Hend)^ Martensen apostilled: Petitioner is referred 
to the Court at Staten Island to demand justice there from them, or other- 
wise to act as he thinks proper; as this Court has no connection with that 
of Staten Island. 

On the complaint of the Schout, that Otto Gerritsen has not as yet 
proved his assertion, that he was divers times at Secretary Bayard's house 
for a licence, conformably to the order of the Court dated 17^ 8^ last^ 
notwithstanding he was notified divers times so to do by the Court Mes- 
senger: — ^Burgomasters and Schepens order, that the said Otto Gerritsen 
shall so prove before the next Court day or [otherwise promptly pay the 
imposed fine according to previous sentence. 

This day the following instruction was also drawn up and confirmed 
by the W. Court for the Under Scout and Schepens as well as for the 
Overseers of the outside people beyond the Fresh Water. 



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INSTRUCTION FOR THE OVERSEERS OF FENCES AND HIGHWAYS BETWEEN 

HAERLEM AND THE FRESHWATER. 

Firstly: — The said Overseers shall on the first opportunity in a body 
inspect all fences and roads between the Fresh Water and N. Haerlem ; 
on finding any in bad order they shall direct whomsoever it concerns to 
repair the same within such time as the said Overseers shall think proper. 

2ndly. Whosoever neglects to repair his fence within the time fixed 
by the Overseers and permits it to remain out of repair, until he shall be 
warned for the second time by the Overseers or their Messenger, shall 
forfeit 25 gl. for the first time, and pay in addition all damages which 
may occur thereby; fl. 50 for the second time, with the damage incurred 
and for the third time fl. 100, together with all damage done to the grain 
or crops. 

3rdly. Whoever fails on the summons of the Overseers to be himself 
or to send a proper substitute, to such place as shall be designated to 
him to aid in repairing a highway or to make a new road, shall forfeit for 
each day six guilders to be applied for those, who may appear then, in 
which the carters of this City are not included, with this understanding, 
however, that when the W. Burgomasters and Schepens shall consider 
their assistance necessary, they shall then be obliged [to assist] on the 
aforesaid penalty. 

4thly. Any one maintaining or thinking his neighbour's fences not 
to be good or sufficient and dreading damage thereby shall first request 
his neighbour in love and friendship to repair his fence, but he not so 
doing be may apply to the Overseers, who shall be bound as soon as 
possible to inspect the same, and finding the complaint to be founded, 
the person complained of shall pay the Overseers for the journey and 
inspection ten guilders, and if he does not repair his fence on their order 
he shall pay an additional fine as abovestated in the 2^ head; but if the 
complaint be unfounded the complainant shall himself pay 10 gl. to the 
Overseers for the journey. 

5thly. Where divers lands lie within one fence, the Overseers shall 
mark his share out to each one, that he is bound to keep in order accord- 
ing to his number of morgens and whoever fails to keep his portion in 
order shall be proceeded against therein as hereinbefore is stated under 
the /(^ head. 



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6thly. No one shall pasture cattle on the lands and valleys lying in 
common except by common consent, when all the crops shall have been 
removed; but if he will use a part for pasture he shall then fence it in at 
his own expence. 

7thly. Whosoever fails to pay his fine on the first, second, third 
notice in the name of the Overseers, shall be proceeded against by the 
Under Sheriff, on the Overseers' complaint against the unwilling persons^ 
by immediate execution. 

8thly. In order that the housekeepers and farmers may be ac> 
quainted herewith, the Overseers shall call them together at least once a 
year and read these rules for their information. 

9thly. The said Overseers shall promise and swear to do justice 
between parties, without regard or respect of persons, touching the differ* 
ences, which shall have been brought before them regarding roads and 
fences, and that without any favour or partiality. 

lothly. The Overseers having served one year, two of them shall 
retire, and from a double number shall, in place of the retiring, two 
others be chosen in their place and so on annually, to the end that good 
attention be paid to agriculture. 

iithly. If any one shews indisposition to the order of the Overseers 
and comes before the Court and the case be found correct, double the 
fine fixed shall be paid. Thus done at the Court of the W. Schout, Bur- 
gomasters and Schepens in the City Hall of the City New Orange, on the 
14^ 9b' A* Domini 1673. 

NOTICE. 

First. Whereas the Under Schout and Schepens have according to 
their instruction caused a suitable pound to be erected. Therefore all 
whom it may concern are warned to make and keep their fences close 
and tight, as from henceforth all cattle, found in any tillage or pasture 
land, shall have to pay the penalty here following; which fine, when the 
fence is sufficient for the land, in which such animal or animals may be 
found, shall be paid by the owner or lessee of the cattle; but if on inspec- 
tion of the Overseers the fence be found bad the fine must be paid by the 
owner of the fence together with the damage the animal or animals may 
have committed. 

2ndly. Whoever finds any animal or animals in his tillage or 



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pasture may immediately drive them to the pound and deliver them to 

the Pound Keeper to lock them up; from which pound they shall not be 

released until 

jrdly. The following fines shall have been paid together with the 

damage in manner as follows: — 

For 1 horse fl. 2:10 

For I ox or cow i.io 

For I hog above four months i. 

For I sheep or goat .12 

4thly. Those found on the land before sunrise or after sunsett shall 

pay double fine. 

5thly. If any one attempts to prevent the conveyance of any cattle 

to the pound, he shall pay for the first offence fl. 25. and for the 2^ offence 

twice as much. 

6thly. If any animal be left longer than three da3rs in the pound 

without being released, it shall be foddered at the expence of the owner 

and if it be not claimed within three months, it shall be sold to the 

highest bidder for payment of damages and fine and the surplus be 

applied according to law. 

7thly. If any one owns any cattle, which are wont to leap over 

proper fences, they must be tied up, or removed elsewhere on the notifi* 

cation of the Under Sheriff and Schepens; every one being warned and 

put on their guard for damages. 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE UNDERSCHOUT AND SCHEPENS OF THE SUBURBS 

BETWEEN HAERLEM AND THE FRESH WATER. 

Firstly, The Under Schout shall preside at all the meetings, but 
when he acts for himself as a party or on behalf of justice, he shall on 
such occasions rise and absent himself from the bench and in this case 
have neither an advisory, much less a casting vote, but the oldest 
Schepen shall preside in his place. 

2ndly. The Under Schout and Schepens are authorized to pronounce 
definitive judgment, without appeal, in suits for debt between man and 
man, etc. arising within their district to the amount of fl. 100 zewant cur- 
rency; also in minor criminal cases such as fighting, striking, scolding 
and such like, but in all cases exceeding said sum of fl. 100. the aggrieved 
person may appeal to the Worshipful Court here. 



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3rdly. Whenever any cases come before the Court, in which any of 
the Schepens are interested as parties, they shall rise and absent them- 
selves from the Bench, as is hereinbefore directed in the first article of 
the Under Schout. 

4thly. All inhabitants within the aforesaid district shall be citable 
before the said Under Schout and Schepens, who shall hold their Court 
as often as may be necessary. 

5thly. The said Under Schout and Schepens shall be obliged 
strictly to observe and punctually to execute all such placards and 
orders, as shall from time to time be directed to them from the Worship- 
ful Court here. 

6thly. Whereas we are also informed of the great ravages the wolf 
commits on the small cattle, therefore to animate and encourage the 
proprietors, who will go out and shoot the same, we have resolved to 
authorize the Under Schout and Schepens to give public notice, that 
whoever shall produce a wolf to them that has been shot on this Island 
on this side of Haerlem shall be promptly paid therefor by them — For a 
wolf fl. 30. and for a she-wolf fl. 30. seawant or the value thereof, which 
said Under Schout and Schepens shall by their Messenger levy off those, 
who keep cattle, great or small, within their district on said Island, each 
of whom shall, according to the number of cattle, be bound to contribute 
and pay thereto, whatever he shall be taxed thereon by the Under Schout 
and Schepens. 

7thly. Whosoever shall fail to pay his fine on the first, second and 
third notice in the name of the Under Schout and Schepens shall be pro- 
ceeded against by prompt execution by the Under Schout. 

8th] y. Whoever shall allow execution to issue must pay, in addition 
five stivers on each guilder, which he owes for the behoof of the Under 
Schout, for the trouble of execution. 

9thly. Whereas 'tis necessary, that the pound be properly kept, the 
Under Schout and Schepens are therefore authorized and ordered to 
attend, that the same be maintained conjointly by those, who have lands 
there; and further make such orders regarding the impounding of cattle, 
as they shall find for the advantage of agriculture, which orders each and 
every one are directed promptly to obey, as if they were made by our- 
selves* 



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xothly. Said Under Sheriffs and Schepens shall take good heed to 
administer strict justice in the suits brought before them, according to 
the best of their knowledge, without distinction or respect of persons or 
any partiality — and further the Under Schout shall as much as possible 
prevent and check all disputes and quarrels, that may arise within his 
district. 

ixthly. The Under Schout and Schepens shall as often as they 
deem necessary, give public notice, that any persons, who causes or 
allows trees to fall in a conmion wagon road shall again remove the same, 
branches and all, from the road before the going down of the sun after 
the tree has fallen, and make the road passable, or in default thereof and 
in case a fine be imposed therefor by the Under Schout or his order, he 
shall pay for each tree found across the highway a fine of fi. 20. to be ap- 
plied one half for the Under Schout and the other half for the informer; 
and the person fined shall notwithstanding be bound to remove the tree 
instantly from the road. 

i2thly. If any one shows any indisposition towards the order of the 
Under Sheriff and Schepens and it comes before the Court here, he shall 
pay double the fine fixed if the complaint is found to be well grounded. 

ijthly. The choice of all inferior officers, the Secretary alone ex- 
cepted, shall be henceforward made by the said Under Schout and 
Schepens and they shall be confirmed in their respective offices after 
having been approved by the W. Court here. 

i4thly. If any thing further be necessary for agriculture or should 
there be any obscurity, omission or want of clearness in these instructions, 
the Under Schout and Schepens shall, on occasion, communicate the 
fact to the Bench. 

And finally said Under Schout and Schepens shall 14 days before 
the expiration of the year apply to the W. Court here to receive its order 
regarding the new nomination of the Under Sheriff and Schepens. Thus 
done in the City Hall of this City, at the Court of Schout, Burgomasters 
and Schepens. 

Pursuant to the order of the Commander and Hon. Council of War 
Thomas Williams appeared this day in the Court of the Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens of this City to prove before it, that the half of the 
vessel at present building at Haerlem in company with Thomas de Laval 



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belongs to him; the said Burgomasters and Schepens therefore demand 
of him sufiScient proof thereof — ^Whereupon the abovenamed Williams 
produces authentic copy of a contract entered into by him and Laval! 
with the ship carpenter Saemucl Pell, for building said vessel together 
with his a/c with said Delavall of what he had disbursed in the building, 
saying farther, that in addition to said a/c he had passed an obligation of 
13 ankers of rum to Elias Puddington, one of the ship carpenters; de- 
clares he is ready to verify his a/c on oath being thereunto requested. 
Whereupon the W. Court refer him back to the Governor. 

William Merritt, pltf . v/s Pieter Smith, deft. The question between 
parties arises regarding an assignment, which deft, gave to pltfs. wife on 
Capt. Manningh for the sum of fl. 134, which assignment the aforesaid 
Manningh has not paid etc. The W. Court having heard the arguments 
of parties on both sides and having taken the case into serious considera- 
tion, decree and order, that the deft, shall again disburse and pay to the 
pltf. the abovementioned sum of fl. 134: the more so as the pltfs. wife 
offers to verify by oath, that she had accepted the obligation only condi- 
tionally and that the deft, may again seek his guarantee on Capt. Man- 
ning's estate. 

In the matter in question between W? White, pltf., v/s Otto Gerrits, 
deft., the W. Court nominated and authorized as arbitrators Pieter 
Jacobsen Marius and Reynier Willemsen, baker, who are hereby re- 
quested again to examine the a/c and papers, to hear the debates on both 
sides and if possible to reconcile them; if not to report to the Court. 

Adriaen Comelissen, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Webber, deft. Pltf. says, 
he leased a certain piece of land at Corlaer's hook to deft's late husband 
for the term of four years, three year's rent of which @ 15 skepels of 
wheat per annum is paid; he demands payment of the last year. Deft, 
says, he paid for three years and asserts there is no more due; she de- 
mands, that the pltf. shall prove his assertion. The W. Court having 
heard the arguments on both sides, also having seen the declaration of 
Jan Vinge and of defts. son, Arnoudt Webber, condemn the deft, in like 
manner to disburse and pay to the pltf. the last or fourth year's rent with 
costs. 

In the case in question between Cornelius Clopper and Reynier Wil- 
lemzen the W. Burgomasters and Schepens have nominated and authorized 



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as arbitrators Sieur Coenraedt ten Eyck and Boele Roeloffs, who are 
hereby requested to hear the debates of parties and if possible to recon* 
cile them and to report to the Court their award and arbitration. 

Whereas divers complaints have been made from time to time to the 
W. Burgomasters and Schepens, that the late Sheriff AUerd Anthony has 
given incorrect a/c of the goods of Benj*^ Johns according to the order of 
the last Mayors Court of ii'^ Feb. last, and has not paid the debts 
according to said order, the W. Burgomasters and Schepens above- 
named resolved to order said ex-Sheriff, to render within the time of 
thrice 24 hours to the Schout of this City a general account of the 
entire estate of said Benjamin Johns, which he had in his hands and how 
he has disposed thereof. 

On petition of Lansman requesting in substance, that his wife may- 
be ordered to live again with him or else that they be divorced etc. 
Apostilled: — Petitioner is notified to conduct himself in future and hence- 
forward so civilly, peaceably and friendly towards his wife, that by his 
good behaviour his wife may be induced to dwell again with him, as she 
ought. 

Dirck van Clyff, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Both in default. 

John Cooly, pltf. v/s Thomas Lovelace, deft. Both in default. 

Thomas Thaylor, pltf. v/s Susanna Gaerlant, deft. Both in default. 

Ferdienandus Van Sich:, pltf. v/s John Sakerly, deft. Parties 
agreed. 

Albert Heymans, pltf. v/s The curators of the late Barlus de H., 
deft Both in default. 

Jaecob Thunissen Quick, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Deft, in de» 
iault. 

Henry Nuton, pltf. v/s John^Cooly, deft. Deft, in default. 

Philip Johns, pltf. v/s Dirck Smith, deft. Both in default. 

At a Court holden at the City Hall of the City N. Orange 28*^ 
Novemb' 1673. Present Anthony de Mill, Schout; Johannes van Brugh, 
Johannes de Peyster, ^giedius Luyck, Burgomasters; Jeronimus £b- 
bingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegell, Guilaine Verplanck, 
Schepens. 

Carsten Janse Eggert, pltf. v/s Dirck Claessen Pottebacker, deft. 



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Pltf . says, he lent defts. wife 3 beavers, of which he only received one 
back; demands restitution of the other two. Deft, says, he offered the 
other two also to the pltf., but they were refused by him. The W. Court 
orders, that the deft, shall return to the pltf. two merchantable beavers 
approved by Bay Croesvelt, with costs. 

Dirck van Clyff, pltf. v/s AUard anthony, deft. Suspended. 

Pieter Pietersen, pltf. v/s Jacob Leyslaer, deft. Defts. 2^. default. 

Dirck Claesse Pottebacker, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Jacob Teunisse Quick, pltf. v/s Jan Cooly Smit, deft. Defts. 2* 
default. 

Philip Johns, pltf. v/s Dirck Smit, deft. Suspended to the next 
Court. 

Schout A. D. Mill, pltf. v/s Gerrit Huygen, deft. Pltf. says, that 
the deft, wounded his wife in the leg with a knife, whilst they were dis- 
puting. Deft, says it happened thro' accident, but does not deny having 
been disputing with his wife. Ordered, that the Schout shall prove at 
the next Court day, that the deft, designedly wounded his wife. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Jan Hendrickse van Gunst, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. Henry Nuton, the Court Messenger, reports, that the deft, said to 
him. Let the Schout do, what he will, I shall not appear. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Dirck Janse van Deventer, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the deft, on the 30th of Oct. last very shamefully affronted and 
treated the Lieutenant Carell Quirynzen as appears by the produced com- 
plaint of said Lieutenant and M' Minvielle; he concludes therefore, that 
the deft, ought to be banished beyond the jurisdiction of this City or be 
otherwise punished, as he deserves, being a person, who has committed a 
great offence against the laws of our Fatherland. Deft, says, he did not 
speak ill, but that if he said any thing it was after he had been first struck 
by Gab: Minvielle and Lieutenant Quirynsen — and regarding what is 
stated in the complaint that he the deft, wished to stick a knife in si 
Lieutenants heart, the deft, says, that he had no knife then with him not 
ever carries one: he demands therefore, that the complainants by whom 
he was first struck according to their own acknowledgment, shall as par- 
ties prove by disinterested persons their presented accusation; and that 
he as a free Burgher of this City be indemnified for the blow and other 



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injuries received by him ; also that time be afforded him to bring in his 
declarations and proofs, as he has been awhile from home and unaware 
that the case should go on. The W. Court having heard parties and 
their arguments on both sides, grant the deft, time to bring in his declara* 
tions and proofs whereupon he relies. 

Schout A: De Mill, pltf. v/s Otto Gerrits, deft. Pltf. says, that the 
deft, has not yet, pursuant to the order of the last Court day, proved that 
he was to Secretary Bayard's house to obtain a tapsters licence; requests 
therefore that the deft, may be condemned, according to said order in 
such amends as it directs. Burgomasters and Schepens having heard the 
defts. answer, condemn him to satisfy and pay the pltf. the imposed fine 
of fl. 25. with costs. 

On the Schouts complaint against Adriaen Vincent, that he refuses 
to comply with the judgment of this W. Court pronounced on the 3*^ 8*^ 
notwithstanding it was served on him by the Court Messenger Henry 
Nuton, the W. Court, having heard the parties de novo^ orders said 
Adriaen Vincent promptly to obey and comply with the aforesaid judge- 
ment and pay the costs incurred herein. 

Ephraim Hermans, the Clerk, demands for Secretary N. Bayard^ 
that a previous judgment of the Mayor's Court obtained against Thorn 
Taylor may be declared valid and that the Schout may be ordered to put 
it in execution. The W. Court grant him his request. 

Thomas Camish assisted by his guardian, appearing in Court com- 
plains, that his late master Thom: Taylor again refuses to give him up his 
indentures according to the judgment of this W. Court dated 31^ Octobr 
Whereupon s"! Thomas Taylor being called in refuses openly to give said 
Thom. Camish his indentures. The W. Court once more hereby strictly 
orders the said Thom: Taylor promptly to comply with and obey said 
judgement: and the Schout is hereby ordered and required to see that 
said judgment be obeyed and fulfilled according to its tenour. 

Whereas Ephraim Hermans, atty for his father Augustine Herman, 
has requested of us by petition, that he may again take possession of the 
house and part of a lot and orchard, together with a piece of land lying at 
Corlear's hook, which his said father sold last year to one John Payne at 
Boston ; but as he maintains that, by reason of the demolishing and re- 
moving etc, it is much depreciated, so that it is now not near so valuable 



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as when sold, he requests therefore that before being resumed by virtue 
of the mortgage, it may be valued by arbitrators, in order that he may 
have his recourse ag'st said John Payne for the balance. Burgomasters and 
Schepens have therefore resolved to nominate and authorize thereunto as 
they do hereby nominate and authorize M' John Lawrence, M' Thomas 
Lewis and M' Adolph Pietersen, who are hereby required and requested 
to value said house with said portion of a lot and orchard, together with 
the land on Corlaers hook, as to what the value thereof is now, to the 
best of their knowledge, and to report their award to the Court. 

Ephraim Herman's attachment on some iron work of John Payne is 
suspended to the next Court day. 

Secretary N. Bayard is hereby requested to examine the a/c, which 
Allard Anthony delivered in of Benjamin Johns' estate and to give his 
advice, as to what items ought to be allowed. 

This day is also published by order of the Governor the Placard re- 
garding the day of General Fast, Thanksgiving and Prayer to be cele- 
brated and observed within this City and Province on the first Wednesday 
of each month. 

It is also ordered, that copy of said proclamation shall be sent to 
those beyond the Fresh Water. 

On the 2g^ Novemb' said proclamation was sent to the people out- 
side of the City limits with the following letter. — 
Copy. 

Respected Good Friends. 

This serves as a cover of the enclosed copy of the Proclamation for 
a General day of Fasting, Thanksgiving and Prayer, the original of which 
has been sent to us by the Hon: Governor General and has been pub- 
lished in like manner, and you are to take heed that it be observed 
according to the tenor thereof, whereunto awaiting etc. 

On the 29^ Novemb' 1673: Schout Burgomasters and Schepens 
being Assembled colUgialiUr at the City Hall: — 

The carters of this City being sent for and asked, what they will 
have deducted from their a/cs for what they owe together with the other 
Burghers in work at the fortifications of this City, Pieter Wesselsse, 
Coenrades Van der Beeck, Sigismundus Luykas, Claes Jansen van 



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Heyningen, Anthony Lepinar submit it to the discretion of the W. Bur- 
gomast? and Schepens. Burgomasters and Schepens therefore decree, 
that seven guilders per day shall be deducted from each carters a/c os 
the City book, for horse and cart and that each of them shall henceforth 
work in company like the other Burghers. 

On the complaint de novo made to the Court regarding Thomas Tay- 
lor's unwillingness — the Officer is ordered to bring Thomas Taylor before 
the President to communicate again to him the judgement of this W. 
Court between him and Thoiii. Camish, promptly to prosecute it to the 
surrender of said Camish's indenture or in case of refusal to imprison him. 

Jan Hendricksen Van Gunst, on his refusing to comply with the judge- 
ment between him and the Schout, is ordered the same as Thorn. Taylor. 

Whereas there is a difference dependingh betweene Ralph Hudsison 
and John Marsh boatman, Concerning the hiere of a boat for N. Engh- 
land and the said pities haveingh bene before the Worpp? Burgemast? of 
this Citty desieringh that the Case might be Referred to some Indifferent 
pfsons for to Compose the same; Whereuppon the WorppH Burgemast? 
has tought fit to nominate and appoint M' John Lauwrence & John Shack- 
erly for to heare the debates of both partees and Examin into the said 
difference & if possible to Compose the same or otherwjse to bringh in 
their Report Concemingh the same at the next Court day. 

The 2*^ Decemb' 1673. The Schout Burgomasters and Schepens 
been met ColUgialiter at the City Hall to ascertain the reason, why the 
ship the Surrenam, Capt. Evertse, Commander, has this day departed 
from this City contrary to the tenour of the apostille granted to their peti- 
tion presented to the Hon^** Commanders and the Council of War in date 
of 6*^ 7*^ last; they resolve, to enquire the cause from the Hon*^ Gov- 
emour Anth: Colve, and with this view to send thither the Hon^ Burgo- 
masters Johannes van Brug, Johannes de Peyster and Egidius Luyk, who 
then executing their commission, obtained after divers discourses with his 
Hon' for answer and report, that his Hon' cannot and will not explain to 
any person his resolution and intention, but that his Hon' assured the 
whole Burghery in their name that with or without that ship aforesaid, he 
should not undertake nor execute any thing except what his Hon' should 
consider serviceable and expedient for the fort, the City and the 
Burghery. 



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At a Court holden in the City Hall of the City N. Orange on the 12^ 
Decemb' A? 1673. P'sent Johannes van Brugh, Johannes De Peyster^ 
^gidius Luyck, Burgomasters; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegell, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Oloff Stevense Cortland, pltf. v/s Eghbert Mynderse, deft. Pltf. 
demands, that the deft, may be ordered to move out his house and to 
pay him, the pltf., the sum of fl. 300 for house and fl. 704: x8 for wines^ 
beer etc. delivered. Deft, remaining contumax in appearance for the 3*^. 
time, the W. Court orders that the deft, shall remove out of pltfs. house 
within thrice 24 hours and vacate the same; the deft, was in like manner 
condemned to satisfy and pay the pltf. the debt. 

Pieter Pietersen van Essam, pltf. v/s Jacob Leyselaer, deft. Pltf. 
demands payment from deft, of the dead freight of 25 hhds of tobacco 
which he should have brought from Maryland for the deft, and were not 
shipped according to agreement by the defts. factor, as he refused to ship 
the tobacco. Deft, says, the pltf. did not duly wait out his time nor 
protest according to usage and did not fulfill his contract etc. Burgo- 
masters and Schepens having heard the arguments of parties on both sides 
and seen their proofs, decree and order, that deft, shall pay the pltf. the 
full freight of 25 hhds of tobacco hither and that deft, shall again seek 
his recourse and guaratee on his factor Marck Cordea, whom they under- 
stand is in fault. 

Willem Jansen Werckeloo, pltf. v/s Jacob van Curlar's attorney, 
deft. Pltf. producing an order of the Court of Sessions held at Gravesend 
the 19*^ July A" 1672, claims thereby preference after O: Stevense on the 
estate of said Corlaer for the sum of fi. 406. Deft, replies, that the pltf. 
ought not to have any preference, as Corlaer had promised to pay him 
with goods to be sent from Holland and he, pltf., was content with that. 
The W. Court decree, that the pltf. shall come in concurrently with the 
other creditors except only those to whom the deft, has given security. 

The Trustees of Capt. Manningh's estate v/s The curators of 
Ritchard Maris' estate, defts. Pltfs. sue in writing. Defts. say, they 
are not parties and have not wronged the pltfs. and that they are guard- 
ians only over the child. Postponed until the Burgomasters have first 
spoken with the Governor on the subject to appoint curators over it. 

Jacob Teunissen Quick, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Pltf, says, he 



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pawned a small gold ring with deft, for a pint of rum, and that he got a 
copper one again in its stead. Deft, says, the little ring, which he re- 
turned to the pltf . was the selfsame, that he got from him in pawn. Pltf . 
is ordered to prove, that he delivered a gold ring to the deft. 

Dirck Claessen Pottebacker, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Both in 
default. 

Anna Cuypers, pltf. v/s Heyltje Jacobs, deft. Deft, in default. 

Poulus van der Beeck, pltf. v/s George Coppett, deft. This case is 
suspended until the next Court day. 

Philip Johns, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen van Deventer, deft. Pltf. 
complains, that he has been abused by the deft, and produces two 
declarations. Deft, says, he has been threatened by the pltf. and pro- 
duces also two declarations. The W. Court postpones the case, until the 
next Court day, as the pltf. has applied to the Schout, who is not well at 
present. 

Schout A. D: Mill, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen van Deventer, deft. 
Deft, appears and says, that the persons, who should testify for him are 
not in the place. Suspended till the next Court day, as the Schout is 
sick. 

AUard Anthony, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen van Deventer, deft. Pltf. 
demands according to a/c for SherrifFs fees j£i: 6: 2 and fi. 32: 16 and 
asks for judgment. Deft, makes some objections to pltfs. a/c and main- 
tains, that he is not indebted to the pltf., as he never demanded the same 
before now nor had he any a/c from him. Pltf. is ordered to render due 
a/c to the deft, under his signature, and the deft, is ordered to bring in 
on the next Court day, what he has paid or has to object thereto. 

AUard Anthony, arrestant and pltf. v/s Robberd Coo, arrested and 
deft. Pltf. demands ^15. from the deft, on Andrew Messenger's a/c. 
according to an obligation. Deft, admits, that there was a bill of£is^ 
which he should pay, whereupon has been paid an ox to Dudly Lovelace, 
so that there now remains j^j: 19: 8 in country pay and he is willing to 
pay the same. Pltf. undertakes to prove his statement. Deft, says also, 
he will prove, that there is only ^£7: 19: 8 in his hands. Both are 
ordered to bring in their evidence. 

AUard Anthony, pltf. v/s WiUiam Wheyt, deft. Pltf. demands jQi : 
13 for Sheriffs fees from the deft, as executor of the late NathanieU 

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Wright. WiUiam Whyte is ordered to render an a/c of Wright's estate at 
the next Court day, and to reply at the same time to pltfs a/c. 

George Coppett, pltf. v/s Anna Menaett, deft. Pltf. says, that deft, 
came into his house, when he and his wife were not at home and looking 
through the whole house took away a bed. Deft, says, it was her bed 
and that she lent it to Pippinger, who had pawned it there. Deft, is 
ordered to bring the bed, where she took it from, within 3 times 24 hours, 
and to prove that it is her bed. 

Anna Roemers, pltf. v/s Simon Jansen'^^Romyn, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Abell Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Lysbett Claese, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft. fl. 70. for rent. Deft, admits the debt, but she is unable to 
pay it. The W. Court condemns the deft, to satisfy and pay the pltf. 

Abell Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Pieter Janse Sholl, arrested and deft. 
Jonathan Provost, deft's bail in default. 

Teunis Craey's wife appears in Court; requests an end with Allard 
Anthony. 

N. Bayard, arrestant and pltf. v/s Pieter Pangbome, arrested and 
deft. Deft, in default. 

On the request of Catharina Hegemans the Schout is ordered to exe- 
cute the judgment against Roelof Jansen. 

Ephraim Herman's attachment on Mr Payne's iron work is declared 
valid and postponed until the next Court day. Meanwhile the presiding 
Burgomaster shall speak about the matter with Mr Comelis Steenwyck. 

Henry Newton, Court Messenger, appearing in Court represents, that 
John Cooly has not yet furnished, according to the judgment of the 
WorshV Court of the 3^ Octob' last, any proof that he has paid at the 
South River the demanded sum of one hundred guilders; he demands 
therefore, that the said John Cooly may be ordered to pay it. Deft, 
remaining contutnax and producing no evidence, pursuant to said judg- 
ment, is ordered to satisfy and pay the pltf. the demanded sum of one 
hundred guilders. 

Henry Newton, pltf. v/s J? Cooly, deft. Deft, remaining contuptax 
in his appearance to defend his case on the third Court day, is, on his 
default, condemned to pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. 45: 10. with 
costs. 



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Abell Hardenbroeck, arrestant and pltf. v/s W" Jansen Berckeloo, 
arrested and deft. Pltf. demands from deft, according to settlement the 
sum of fl. 317: II and requests pa3rment thereof. Deft, admits the debt. 
The W. Court condemns the deft, to pay the pltf. the above mentioned 
sum, with costs. 

27*? DecemW 1673. The following orders regarding the shutting the 
gates and the City Watch, are published from the City Hall of this City: 

Item, also that none of the inhabitants shall be allowed to export 
provisions from this City; and that each of the good inhabitants shall lay 
in provisions for eight months beginning on the first of April next. 

This date was also made the following Ordinance and acte regarding 
the Fire Marshals: — 

Whereas it is found necessary for the prevention of accidents that 
the election and appointment of Firewardens be continued within this 
City according to previous custom, the W. Schout, Burgomasters and 
Schepens of the City of N. Orange have therefore nominated and 
authorized as they hereby do, as Firewardens of this City for the term of 
one current year, Jan Jansen van Bresteede, Everd Duyckingh, Rynier 
Willemsen, baker, and Jonas Bartelse, who are hereby requested and 
authorized to execute and fill the aforesaid office as Firewardens and 
Chimney Inspectors in such manner as the same has been heretofore exe- 
cuted and filled by their predecessors pursuant to the Ordinances and 
Placards thereof existing. Done in the City Hall of the City N: Orange. 
Ady, s January 1674. 

Whereas the fortifications of this City N: Orange have, at great and 
excessive expence trouble and labour of the Burghery and inhabitants 
been mostly completed, and it is therefore necessary for the preservation 
of the same and better security of this City that some orders be made; 
the Hon*^ Governor Gener*.* of New Netherland does therefore consider 
it* necessary, to enact and by publication make known the following 
Orders to the Burghery — 

I. Firstly, from now henceforward the Burgher watch of this City 
shall be set and commence at drumbeat about half an hour before sun 
down, when the train bands of this City then on guard shall parade before 
the City Hall of this City under the penalty previously affixed thereunto. 

Item, the City gate shall be closed at sun*down by the Mayor of this 



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City and his attendant trainbands and in like manner opened at sun rise. 

Item the Burghery and inhabitants of this City and all others of what 
quality soever they may be, the watch alone excepted, are strictly inter- 
dicted and forbid to attempt coming from sunset to sun rise on the bul- 
warks, bastions or batteries of this City on pain of bodily correction. 

Item it is strictly forbidden and prohibited, that any person, be he 
who he may, presume to land within this City or quit the same in any 
other manner, way or means than through the ordinary City gate on pain 
of Death. 

And finally, as it is found that the hogs, which are kept within this 
City in multitudes along the public streets, have from time to time, com- 
mitted great damage on the earthen fortifications, and that the same are 
most certainly to be expected in like manner here on the erected works, 
every one, who keeps hogs within this City, is therefore ordered and 
charged to take care that they shall not come to, in or on the bulwarks, 
bastions, gardens or batteries under forfeiture of said hogs and double the 
value thereof to be applied, the one half for the informer, the other half 
for the Ofiicer, who shall put this in execution. Every person is hereby 
warned and put on his guard against injury. Done at the City Hall of 
the City N: Orange. Ady, this 27 Xb' 1673. 

By order of the Govemo' General of N: Netherland: 

(Was Signed) N. Bayard, Secret^ 

At a Court holden at the City Hall of the City N: Orange on the 16*^ 
January A* 1674. Present the Hon"* H' Govemo' General together with 
the W. H' Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City aforesaid. 

The Hon^ Govemo' delivered to the Court a provisional instruction 
for the Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens abovementioned, reading as 
follows: 
Copy. 

PROVISIONAL INSTRUCTION FOR THE SCHOUT, BURGOMASTERS AND 

SCHEPENS OF THE CITY N. ORANGE. 

X. The Schout and Magistrates shall, each in his quality, take care 
that the Reformed Christian Religion conformable to the Synod of Dor- 
drecht shall be maintained, without suffering any other sects attempting 
any thing contrary thereunto. 



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2. The Schout shall be present at all meetings and preside over 
them unless the Hon^^ Governor or some person appointed by him be 
present, who shall then preside, when the Schout shall take rank next 
below the youngest acting Burgomaster. But whenever the Schout acts 
as prosecutor on behalf of justice or otherwise, he shall, having made his 
complaint, rise up and absent himself from the Bench during the decision 
of the case. 

3. All matters appertaining to the police, security and peace of the 
inhabitants, also to justice between man and man shall be determined 
by final judgment of the Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens aforesaid to 
the amount of fifty beavers and under, but in all cases exceeding that 
sum, each one shall be at liberty to appeal to the Governor General and 
Council here. 

4. All criminal o£Fences, which shall be committed within this City 
and its jurisdiction shall be amenable to the judicature of said Schout, 
Burgomasters and Schepens, who shall have power to judge and sentence 
the same even unto Death inclusive:-— provided and on condition, that 
no sentence of corporal punishment shall be executed unless the approval 
of the Governor be first sought and obtained. 

5. The Court shall be convoked by the presiding Burgomaster, who 
shall, the night before, make the same known to Capt. Willem Knyff, 
(who is hereby provisionally qualified and authorized to be present at and 
preside over the Court in the name and on the behalf of the GovemoO 
and so forth to the remaining Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens. 

6. All motions shall be put by the first Burgomaster, whose proposi- 
tion being made and submitted for consideration, the Commissioner there 
presiding in the name of the Govern' shall first vote and so on afterwards 
the remaining Magistrates, each according to his rank; and the votes 
being collected, it shall then be decided according to plurality. But if it 
happen, that the votes are equal, the President shall then have power to 
decide by his .vote, in which case those of a contrary opinion, as well as 
those of the minority, may record their opinions on the Minutes, but not 
make the same public in any way outside the Court on pain of arbitrary 
correction. 

7. The Burgomasters shall change rank every half year, the oldest 
shall first occupy the place of President and the next shall succeed him; 



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bat during this current year the change shall take place every 4 months, 
since three Burgomasters are appointed for this year. 

8. The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens shall hold their sessions 
and Courty as often as the same shall be necessary, on condition of pre* 
viously appointing regular days therefor. 

9. The Sdiout, Burgomasters and Schepens shall have power to 
enact, and with the approbation of the Govemo' to publish and affix 
statutes. Ordinances and Placards for the peace, quiet and advantage of 
this City and its inhabitants within their district, provided that the same 
do not in any wise conflict, but agree as much as possible, with the laws 
and statutes of our Fatherland. 

10. Said Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens shall be bound rigidly 
to observe and cause to be observed the Placards and Ordinances of the 
supreme authority and not suffer any thing to be done contrary thereunto, 
but proceed against the contravenors according to the tenour thereof: 
and further promptly execute such orders as the Governor General shall 
send them from time to time. 

11. The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens shall also be bound to 
acknowledge their High Mightinesses the Lords States Generals of the 
United Netherlands and his Serene Highness the Prince of Orange as 
their sovereign rulers, and to maintain their high jurisdiction, right and 
domain in this country. 

12* The election of all inferior Officers and servants in the employ 
of said Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens, shall, with the sole exception 
of the Secretary, be made and confirmed by themselves. 

13. The Schout shall execute all judgments of the Burgomasters 
and Schepens without relaxing any, unless with the advice of the Court, 
also take good care, that the jurisdiction under his authority shall be 
cleansed of aU vagabonds, whorehouses, gaming houses and such im- 
purities. 

14. The Schout shall receive all fines imposed during his time, 
provided they do not exceed yearly the sum of twelve hundred guilders 
seawant value, having received which, he shall enjoy the just half of all 
the other fines, on condition that he presume not, either directly or in* 
directly, to compound with any criminals, but leave them to the judgment 
of the Magistrates. 



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15. The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens aforesaid shall convoke 
an Assembly on the 1 1^ day of the month of August, being eight days before 
the election of new Magistrates, and in presence of the Commissioner to 
be qualified for that purpose by the Hon: Govemo' General nominate a 
double number of the best qualified honorable and most wealthy persons 
and such only as are of the Reformed Christian Religion, or at least well 
affected towards it, as Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens aforesaid, 
which nomination shall be handed in and presented, folded and sealed, 
on the same day to bis Honour, from which nomination the election shall 
then be made by his Honour on the 17^ day of the month of August, with 
continuation of some of the old Magistrates, in case his Honour shall 
consider the same necessary. Done Fort Willem Hendrick the 15^ 
January 1674. 

By Order of the Hon^ H' Govemo' General of N. Netherland. 

(Was Signed) N : Bayard, Secret? 

The W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens moreover handed to the 
Hon^ Govemo' the subjoined writing relating to the furnishing some 
monies for the payment of the City's expences etc. Reading as follows:— 
To our Right Hon*^ Governor General Anth: Colve. 
Right Hon*^- Sir, 

Whereas the Presiding Burgomaster Johannes van Brugh and since 
then his successor Johannes De Peyster have represented in Court the 
expences successively incurred in fortifying this City of N. Orange and 
that they were constantly troubled and spoken to by its creditors for pay- 
ment and earned wages; and little or nothing of what was promised by 
the outside people and allowed by your Hon? and the Hon^ Commanders 
has come in, the Burgomasters and Schepens considering the necessity 
thereof, unanimously resolve to speak to your Honour on this subject and 
for this purpose have commissioned Burgomasters Johannes de Peyster, 
iCgidius Luyck and Schepen Willem Beekman, who having done so re* 
port to the Court, that your Honf promised to take their proposition into 
consideration, and would appoint two or three persons to consult with 
them how, where and in what wise some monies could be raised to pay 
therewith the expences required and the debts incurred, but as we are 
informed by Mr Cornells Steenwyck and Secretary Nicolaes Bayard, that 
your Hon' thinks it best to refer the furnishing of the required monies at 



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once to the Burgomasters and Schepens, we have thought proper to ap- 
point de novo Burgomasters Johannes De Peyster, Johannes Van Brugh, 
iEgidius Luyck and Schepen Willem Beeckman to propose to and ear- 
nestly request of your Honf, to remember the verbal promise which you 
and the Hon*^ Commanders were pleased to give us that, if necessity re- 
quired it, you would grant us the proceeds of the tapsters and weighhouse 
excise and continue it so long until the abovementioned expences and 
debts should be for the most part satisfied and paid; and though this will 
not immediately produce any ready money to satisfy present debts, yet 
we doubt not, but your Hon!, (or some person authorized by you) will 
here upon findcredit enough amongst some of the most wealthy inhabi- 
tants to loan for us such monies, whereby we may satisfy and pay the 
abovementioned debts — Wherein not doubting we remain 

Your Hon? faithful subjects etc. 
N. Orange i6* Jany. 1674. 

Burgomasters and Schepens further resolved to adjourn the meeting, 
until the next morning to revise and consider the instruction granted, 
which in like manner is communicated by the presiding Burgomaster 
Johann: de Peyster to Capt. Knyff. Whereupon the said Capt Knyff 
immediately quitted the meeting and separated from them. 

The three Burgomasters were sent for to the fort by the Governor, 
Who coming there are asked, why they had adjourned the meeting in an 
abrupt manner and refused to aUow Capt. Knyff to preside ?. They 
gave his Honf for answer, that not the smallest disrespect was committed, 
but that they had adjourned the meeting to examine the newly granted 
instruction and that when Capt Knyff was informed thereof he had left 
the meeting. 

But finally after divers arguments pro and con they were told by the 
Govemour, that they should forthwith repair back to the City Hall, to 
give without delay conjointly a categorical answer, to wit — ^whether they 
will allow Capt. Willem Knyff to preside at their Court, and in case of 
refusal, that his Honf will immediately dismiss and discharge said Schout, 
Burgomast? and Schepens, appointing new ones in their stead. 

Further, the Hon*^ Governor sent to the Court Councillor Comelis 
Steenwyck and Secretary Nicolaes Bayard to receive the W. Court's an- 
swer to his Hon" proposal exhibiting also to the Court of Burgomasters 



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and Schepens certain writing from the Governor, by which his Hon' dis- 
charges the Burgomasters and Schepens, unless they will consent to his 
Honors resolution to permit Capt Knyff to preside in their Court accord- 
ing to the granted instruction. 

All which being considered and weighed by the Schout, Burgomasters 
and Schepens they unanimously resolved to return the following answer: — 
To our R* Hon*^ Governor General Anthony Colve. 
Right Hon*^ Sir, 

Whereas your Hon' has been pleased to command us instantly to 
answer, whether we shall allow the person of Capt!" Knyff to preside in 
our Court etc., these serve for answer: — 

That we have always been very glad and well pleased and shall con- 
tinue to be, by being honoured by Your Hon''* presence in our Court, 
knowing that such is a great condescension on your part; but if your 
Honf have any doubt or misgiving of our judicial proceedings or be- 
haviour, inspect and examine the Minutes, in which, will clearly appear 
what we according to custom from time to time treat of, adjudge and 
decide; we have therefore thought proper to communicate to your HonoT 
in brief the following reasons: — 

Firstly, that it conflicts with the laws, statutes, and Ordinances of 
our Fatherland, which we according to our commission and oath given 
to your Honf and the Hon^* Commanders are bound to observe and 
obey. 

Secondly, that it is manifestly prejudicial to the privileges of this 
Bench and Burghery, not only depreciating the character of the Schout, 
Burgomasters and Schepens, but is not practised in the cities of our 
Fatherland, whose law was granted and conceded to us in former times, 
and even by Your Hono5 and the Hon^* Commanders. 

And finally, that it cannot be otherwise, than prejudicial to the 
public peace of this Burghery, whereof we have already seen an instance, 
being this morning already unjustly accused and complained to your 
Honf by this same Capt Knyff. Meanwhile being grieved that all our 
solicitude, trouble, care, and labour expended to this time for the good 
of this City and its inhabitants should be requited by a dismissal for bad 
and illegal conduct (which God forbid.) — Beseeching Your Honor most 
humbly therefore, to arrange the matter in a more gentle manner and not 



42 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

to interpret illy our zeal manifested for the good of the City and Burghery, 
which hoping, we are and remain 

Your Hon" faithful Subjects, 
Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City New Orange. 

(Was Signed) Anthony De MUl, 

Johannes De Peyster, 
Johannes van Brugh, 
Egidius Luyck, 
Willem Beeckman, 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, 
Jacob Kip, 
L. van der Spiegel, 
Guilaine Verplanck. 
N: Orange the i6* Jan^ 1674. 

Which preceding answer being this date presented to the H' Gov- 
emo' by the Worsh" Burgomasters Johannes De Peyster, Johannes van 
Brugh, Egidius Luyck and Scheppen Willem Beeckman, they after divers 
discourses, received for answer from his HonT, that he should again send 
Councillor Com* Steenwyck and Secretary Bayard to the meeting, and 
that they should meanwhile consider on it. 

Councillor Com' Steenwyck and Secretary Nicolaes Bayard appear- 
ing this day in Court have again asked the WorshV Burgomasters and 
Schepens in his Hon*? name whether they will consent to the Govemo? 
proposition regarding the presidency of the Capt. Knyf ; if not that they 
should give a brief answer. 

Whereupon the W. Burgomasters and Schepens after previous de- 
liberation have concluded and resolved to send the Burgomasters Johannes 
De Peyster, Johannes Van Bmgh, ^Egidius Luyck and Scheppen WOlem 
Beekman from the Court to the Govemo' to bear the following answer to 
his Hono' 

The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens finding themselves con- 
strained to impair the right of the Burghery and to diminish its already 
granted privileges, persist therefore in their answer previously sent to his 
Hon! Yet in order not to directly contravene his Honn! command and 
injunction herein, it is resolved and concluded (saving the right and 
privileges of this Bench and Burghery, also in order to prevent future 



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mischiefs and difficulties), to grant his Hono' provisionally for this time 
the presidency of Capt. Kny£F; as we doubt not his Hono' will change his 
resolution and allow this Bench and Burghery to enjoy and exercise their 
previously granted rights and privileges according to the Commission 
given to this Court by the Hon^* Commanders etc. 

Which was given by the abovementioned delegates to the Secretary 
Bayard as an answer to be communicated to his Honour. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast? and Schepens holden in the City 
Hall, the ly^ Jan'J A*? 1674. Present Capt Willem Knyf on behalf of the 
Govemot presiding; Anthony De Mill, Schout, Johannes De Peyster, 
Johannes van Brugh, ^Egidius Luyck, Burgomast? Willem Beeckman, 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spigel, Guilaine Ver- 
planck, Schepens. 

Abell Hardenbroeck, arrestant and pltf. v/s Pieter Jansen Scholl, 
arrested and deft. Jonathan Provoost, defts. bail, 2I default. Pltf. 
demands according to obligation the sum of fl. 214. deducting for 

two hogs 76 

Remains fl. 138. 

Gabriell Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Elizabeth de Potter, widow of 
the late Isacq Bedloo, deft. Deft, in default. 

Schout A. De Mill, pltf. v/s Anthony Jansen Salee, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the deft, sold 4 mutsjens of drink to the Indian, who was lately shot 
dead by the sentry and as he is the cause of the consequent accident etc. 
Defts. wife appears and denies, that she gave any drink to the Indian and 
o£Fers to confirm the same by oath. The W. Court dismiss pltfs. com- 
plaint, unless he can prove his statement. 

David De Four, pltf. v/s Roelof Jansen, butcher, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Hendrick Gillissen, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. in 
default. 

Willem van Vredenburgh, pltf. v/s Jacob Spanjard, deft. Parties 
both in default. 

Ralph Hudsison, pltf. v/s Lourens Coolvell, deft. Deft, in default 

Jacobus ffabritius,^pltf. v/s^Mary Droogstraet, deft. Pltf. demands 



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in writing, that the deft, may be ordered to depart out of his house, as 
she and her husband gave up the lease of it on the 30*^ August. Deft, 
denies, that she gave up the lease, but that she said: if we go to live in 
the fort, then we shall give up the lease. The W. Court having heard 
the arguments of parties order pltf. to give fuller proof of his assertion, 
and meanwhile the lease to stand good. 

Annettie ffrabitius, pltf. v/s Jacobus ffrabitius, deft. Deft, demands 
postponement until the next Court day, as he had not pltf*s declaration 
long enough. Pltf. through her attorney AUard Anthony demands, that 
the pltf. may be ordered to give her up the room in the house. Burgo- 
masters and Schepens decree, that Magister Jacobus Fabritius* shall 
provisionally remain in the chamber, until the case in question be dis- 
posed of ; and he was also allowed time until the next Court day to 
prepare his answer. 

Schout Anthony De Mill, pltf. v/s Jan Hendrickzen van Gunst, deft. 
Pltf. produces a judgment pronounced by this W. Court on 3I Oct' last 
for the sum of fl. 100 and requests, that the deft, may again be ordered 
to pay said judgment with costs. As he refused to fulfill it, the W. Court 
orders that the deft, shall satisfy the Schout within 48 hours or in Case of 
refusal go to jail without delay. 

Schout Anthony D Mill, pltf. v/s ffrangois Miserty, deft. Pltf. says, 
that on the 14^ J&n'y being Sunday morning he found during preaching 
three persons sitting drinking in defts. house, he being a tapster; he con- 
cludes therefore, that the deft, shall be condemned according to placard 
in a fine of fl. 25 and costs. Deft, says, he sold no drink to said persons, 
but that they brought the drink to his house and so drank. The W. 
Court having heard the defts. excuse condemn him to pay the pltf. the 
fixed fine of fi. 25, with costs. 

Schout A. De Mill, pltf. v/s Mary Hoffmyers, deft. Pltf. says, that 

* The first minitter of the Lutheran Church, who was allowed to hold service in 
New York according to his tenets. His predecessor Goetwasser was subjected to all kinds 
of indignities under Dutch rule. But even though on the return of the Dutch in 1673, 
Goremor Colve allowed the free exercise of worship to the Lutherans (Septbr. 26, 1673), 
Fabricns was on March i, 1674, brought up before the Governor and Council for having 
solemnized a marriage, without having been lawfully authorized to act as clergyman. At 
the same time he was accused of having committed bigamy, but the Court declared this 
charge unfounded, forbidding him nevertheless to act as clergyman for a year. 



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the deft, had a difficulty in her house on the 12 Decemb' last with one 
Mary Feex and cut a hole in her head with a stick and tore said Mary 
Feex's hood and shawl in pieces: Pltf. concludes therefore, that the deft, 
shall be condemned according to Placard in a fine of fl. 100. with restora- 
tion of the torn property and the Surgeons fee, and costs. Deft, says, 
she was first struck by Mary Feex and abused by her and thus forced to 
drive her out the house. The W. Court condemns the deft, in a fine of 
fl. 15. for the Schout besides paying the surgeons fee and the costs. 

Jacob Teunissen d*Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft. Pltf. 
complains and says, that deft, and his wife have at divers times seriously 
threatened him, pltf., to deprive him of his eyes and sight, which he, the 
deft., also endeavoured to effect on the id*!* Xb' last throwing him, pltf., 
down to the ground on the exchange and wounding him in his eyes, as 
appears by divers declarations produced in Court; he requests to know, 
why ? The deft, demands copy of pltf *s demand and complaint, which is 
granted and allowed him by the W. Court. 

Poulus van der Beeck, pltf. v/s George Cobbett, deft. Pltf. by his 
wife demands from deft., as per a/c the sum of gl. 26. 18. being for 
board, drink and ferry-money delivered to deft's wife's previous husband. 
Defts. wife says, that the pltf. was accustomed to entertain her husband, 
notwithstanding the pltf. was forbidden to do so; and says further, that 
she can affirm on oath, that when her aforesaid husband came to die, he 
did not leave ten guilders after him to bury him. The W. Court having 
heard parties arguments, condemn the deft, to pay the pltf. the aforesaid 
debt as she deft, remained in possession of her preceding husbands es- 
tate, on condition that the pltf. is willing to verify his rendered a/c by 
Oath. 

Ralph Huthinson, pltf. v/s Jan Hendrickzen van Gunst, deft. Pltf. 
says, he bought a quantity of cotton-wool from one Lourens Gontsalis, 
late a soldier in Fort Willem Hendrick, shortly before he ran away, which 
he, pltf., allowed to remain in said Gontsalis' house to dry. Meanwhile 
the abovenamed Gontsalis having run away the cotton was appropriated 
by the deft. He demands therefore, that the pltf. be ordered to restore 
said cotton again to him, the pltf. Deft says, the abovenamed Lour: 
Gontsalis is indebted to him for rent, for which he appropriated the cotton 
and maintains, that the cotton does not belong to the pltf. The Court 



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having heard parties arguments and seen their proofs, order deft, to de- 
liver up the said cotton to the pltf. 

Philip Johns, pltf. v/s Dirck Smith, deft. The W. Coujt having 
heard pltf's demand and defts. answer together with the depositions and 
evidence brought in on both sides, orders, as it appears, that parties 
scolded on both sides, that they should again acknowledge each other for 
honest people before this Court and that neither party shall in the 
least hereafter affront in any way molest the other on account of this 
matter. 

Schout Anth De Mill, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen van Deventer, deft. 
Pltf. represents, that the deft, on the 30*^ October last ill treated and 
affronted Lieutenant Carell Quirynsen as appears by the produced accu- 
sation of s"^ Lieutenant and Gabriell Minvielle: he concludes therefore, that 
the deft, having committed a serious offence ought to be banished beyond 
this Citys jurisdiction or be otherwise punished [as he deserves. Deft, 
protests his innocence, saying he does not know, that he spoke any ill to 
said Lieutenant, as he does not even yet know him ; demands therefore, 
that the accusers, by whom according to their own acknowledgment, he 
was first struck, may prove their delivered accusation by other indifferent 
persons; further producing again three depositions, which testify that he, 
deft., was first struck by Mary Hays, afterwards^y.Gabriell Minvielle, so 
that he fell to the ground, and finally by the Lieutenant Quir3msen, with- 
out returning a blow. The W. Court decree, that whilst it is not made 
to appear by any legal declarations or evidence, that Dirck Smith has 
scolded or struck Philip John's wife, Gabriell Minvielle or the Lieutenant 
Quirynsen, except by those who themselves ill-treated and beat the above* 
named Dirck Smith in an unbecoming ^manner contrary to Burghers* 
privileges, so that he fell to the earth, according to the depositions pro- 
duced ; the pltfs. demand is therefore dismissed, until [he shall have 
produced further evidence. 

At Jan Cooly's request Mess" Jacob Leyslaer and Dirck Van Clyff 
are authorized to examine the books and papers of the fortification of the 
Fort, lately called James, which now remain in the hands of Sieur ffran- 
cois Rombouts and to render a report of their award at the next Court day. 

AUard Anthony appears at the Secretary's office of this City and de- 
clares in the name and on behalf of Lieutenant Querynsen, that he appeals 



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from the judgment dated 17^ of this instant pronounced by the WorshV 
Burgomasters and Schepens between Schout Anthony De Mill, pitf. ag'st 
Dirck Js^nsen Van Deventer, Deft., and declares, he will carry said case 
before the Governor and Supreme Council. Done, N : Orange, the 19*^ 
Jany 1674. 

At a Court holden in the City Hall of this City N. Orange the 30? 
January A"^ 1674. Present Capt Knyff on behalf of the Govern! Anthony 
De Mill, Schout ; Johannes De Peyster, Johannes van Brugh, iEigidius 
Luyck, Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob 
Kip, Lourens van der Spiegell, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Annettie ffabritius, pltf . v/s Jacob ffabritius, deft. Pltf. demands an 
answer to her previously presented petition, according to the last order. 
Deft delivers in a petition, in which he requests that a lawyer may be 
allowed him, as he does not understand the Dutch terms, made use of in 
said petition. Pltf. requests, that the Deft, may be ordered to vacate her 
house. Ordered, that this be entered as a default against the deft, and 
that the deft, shall finally answer within eight days from next Court day 
or in case of further delay judgment shall be pronounced. 

Gabriell Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Elizabeth Bedloo, deft, ordered 
on pits, request, that copy of deft's answer and a/c be delivered to him. 

David Defour, pltf. v/s Roeloff Jansen, butcher, deft Pltf. demands 
from deft, the sum of fl. 200. for an ox sold about two years ago to the 
deft, and offers to deliver to deft, a cow, which he bartered with deft., 
whenever he is paid. Deft, says, that the pltf. did not deliver him the cow 
according to agreement, notwithstanding he sent his children for her 
divers times. The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on 
both sides, decree and order, that the deft, shall pay the pltf. the demanded 
sum of fl. aoo. within 8 days' time, provided the cow be first delivered to 
the pltf., at the time the same is paid, and that said cow shall meanwhile 
run at defts risk. 

Jacobus Fabritius, pltf. v/s Mary Droogstraet, deft. Pltf. demands in 
writing, that deft, be ordered to leave his house, as deft, and her husband 
both gave up the lease last August, also that his witnesses may be ordered 
to appear in Court to give evidence to the truth, as the said witnesses 
were now twice summoned and have not yet appeared. Deft denies, that 



48 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

she or her husband gave up the lease. The W. Court having heard the 
arguments of parties and the abovementioned evidence, dismiss pltf s de- 
mand. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, arrester and pltf. v/s Pieter Jansen Scholl, ar- 
rested and deft. Pltf. demands from the deft, the sum of fl. 138. balance of 
an obligation and requests condemnation. Defts. bail, Jonathan Provoost, 
admits the debt, but says, that the deft, is prevented by the badness of the 
weather from sending the payment hither. The W. Court condemns the 
deft or his said bail to satisfy and pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. 

138. 

Jan Hendrickzen van Gunst, arrestant and pltf. v/s Robberd HoUis, 

arrested and deft. Pltf. demands from the deft, according to agreement 

the sum of fl. 192. with 20 gl. for costs and demands condemnation. Deft 

admits the debt and says he gave pltf. an assignment on Dirck Storm for 

it. The W. Court condemns the deft to pay pltf. the sum demanded ; 

meanwhile the attachment is declared valid. 

Schout Anth : de Mil, pltf. v/s Jacob Smith, turner, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the deft, made trouble at night between the i6*^ and 17*!* inst. at the 
house of Francis Leigh, whereupon he was brought to the City Hall by 
the watch, where he committed divers improper acts according to several 
depositions ; pltf. concludes, that the deft, be therefore committed to 
prison, to be conveyed thence to the place, where justice is usually exe- 
cuted, there to be fixed to a stake and severely scourged as an example 
to others, and further for ever banished from this City's jurisdiction, pay- 
ing the costs and expences of justice herein incurred. Deft, denies it and 
says, he knows nothing of it ; as he was overcome by drink ; prays for- 
giveness and promises to behave better. The W. Court condemns the 
deft in a fine of fl. 50. for the Officer, and that he shall be imprisoned 
two days on his discharge, from which he shall pray the forgiveness of 
this W. Court and pay the costs herein incurred. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borssum, deft. Deft in 
default. 

Dirck van Clyff, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. in default. 

Willemtje van Leyden, pltf. v/s Albert Aerietsen, deft Deft in 
default Henry Newton, Court Messenger, relates, that he was by order 
of Allard Anthony to Robberd Coo at Jamaico Village to tell him, that 



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the Council would sit on Tuesday, who said that he had nothing to do 
with the Council and would not come. 

Claes Roelofsen, pltf . v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Deft, in default. 

The Schout, pllf. v/s Frederick, the turner, deft. Deft, in default. 

The Firewardens report in writing the number of fire buckets and 
other fire implements found by them to be provided : requesting that this 
Court will be pleased to order, that such fire hooks and ladders as are 
necessary may be made. 

Allard Anthony is ordered to cause Robberd Coo to be notified to 
appear on the next Court day on pain of judgment being pronounced on 
his default. 

On the petition of Jacob Hendrickz Varrevanger appostilled : That 
the petitioner shall deliver copy to Mr. Steenwyck to answer thereunto 
and to see if he will do so. 

Pursuant to the Order of the last Court day Mess? Jacob Leyselaer 
and Dirck van Qyff deliver their report and award into Court, from which 
they cannot see that Thomas Lovelace owes any thing etc 

Ordered, that John Cooly shall render further proof, that Thomas 
Lovelace has received any effects. 

On Jacobus de Haert's petition ordered, that execution shall issue in 
the action of himself against P. Jansen Werckendam dated 14*!* 9^ last 
and the Officer is required to execute the same. 

The Schout A. de Mil requests, that he may proceed with execution 
against Jacob Abrahamsen as principal bail of Abel Hardenbroeck, as said 
Jacob Abrahamsen will not pay without execution. Whereupon said 
Jacob Abrahamsen appearing in Court, persists still therein, wherefore the 
Officer is allowed to proceed with execution against said bail 

Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens being assembled colUgtaUter 
have caused Jacob Smith to be called in and the judgment of this W. 
Court pronounced on the 3o*^ of January last being communicated, he 
besought forgiveness of his committed fault, and is after reproof dis- 
charged from imprisonment on fulfilling said sentence. 

At a Court of the President Capt^ Kny£f with the W. Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens holden at the City Hall on the 6^ Feby. A* 1674. 
The Court complete. 

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Gabriel Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Bedloo, deft. Pltf. demands 
payment in writing saying, he never released M' Bedloo. Deft, by her 
attorney says, that the pltf. sold the goods to Thomas Lovelace alone and 
that the goods were afterwards placed by Laval in Isaac Bedloo's hands 
as factor, and for Govemo' Lovelace's a/c. and that Sieur Bedloo exe- 
cuted the bill of exchange as Lovelace's factor. Pltf. says, that Bedloo's 
books are false and fraudulent and that many leaves are palpably torn 
out ; he undertakes to prove it ; further he says, that he sold the goods 
to Thomas de Laval and Isaacq Bedloo and that Bedloo afterwards as- 
sumed the whole and passed the bill ; produces also the protested ex- 
change etc. He persists in his previous demand. 

VOTES. 

Capt^ Kn3rf maintains, that the deft, shall pay according to bill of ex- 
change. Burgomaster de Peyster, that copy of the pieces last given in 
shall be delivered to parlies, and that deft, shall rejoin thereunto at the 
next Court day : also that the deft, shall be at liberty to extract from 
Govemo' Lovelace's books copy of some pieces, which she may consider 
necessary for further explanation and illustration of her rejoinder. The 
remaining Magistrates, the Schouts, Burgomasters and Schepens agree in 
opinion with Burgomaster de Peyster. 

Claes Jansen, butcher, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Deft's 2I 
default. Pltf. demands i parcel of kersey or woolen clothes, 6 cravats, i 
pair of stockings, a shoemakers certificate, and a contract made Jan? 7, 
2670 ; all balance of certain contract produced in Court. 

Jan Buytenhuys and Andries Andriesen, pltfs. v/s Joris Jansen van 
Hooren, deft. Pltfs say, they hired to deft, a canoe, which he was also 
bound to repair at his cost, and that the Deft, allowed the canoe to jgo 
adrift at his wharf, so that they were obliged to disburse the sum of fl. 36 
in divers materials ; they request, that deft, may be ordered to restore the 
same to them. Deft, says, he was not obliged to furnish the materials 
thereto, but to pay the carpenters wages. The W. Court having seen the 
evidence dismiss the pltfs demand and condemn them in the costs. 
Teunis Kray, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Deft, in default 
Jonas Bartelsen, pltf. v/s Lodeuyek Pos, deft. Deft in default 
Jacob Teunisse Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft. On pltfs 
request, tis ordered that he be given copy of deft's papers. 



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Derick van Clyf, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Deft's a"? default. 

Jan BuytenhuySy pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Deft in default. 

Willemtje van Leyden, pltf. v/s Albert Aeriessen, deft. Deft's a 
default. Pltf. demands 30 English shillings for a beast sold him by her» 
husband. 

Anna Fabricius, pltf. v/s Jacob Fabritius, deft. Deft, delivers his 
answer through Jochem Beeckman. Pltf. demands copy of papers. Copy 
ordered to be delivered. 

On Mr. Comelis Steenwyck's petition — apostilled — that copy be fur- 
nished M' Jacob Varrevanger. 

Jan Cooly appears in Court and requests delay until the next session 
of the Court to bring in his proofs in the case between him and Thomas 
Lovelace. Time is allowed him until the next Court day. 

Thomas Walton appears in Court, produces a judgment pronounced 
by the W. Court on the • . . last, against Roelof Janse, butcher, and 
requests, as he resides on Staten Island, that the Schout shall cause said 
sentence to be notified to said Roelof Jansen and be put in execution. 

Whereas divers complaints are made from time to time that several 
carters refuse and are unwilling to ride timber, stone and other materials 
for the City and public service. It is therefore this day resolved and con- 
cluded, that on their first refusal or exhibition of unwiUingness, their 
horses shall be immediately untackled, and they be deprived of their places 
of carters. 

Pursuant to order and apostille issued by the Hon^ Governor on the 
I* Feb? last on a Petition presented by this W. Court Jany. 16^ last to his 
Hono' relative to the furnishing some monies for the payment of the ex- 
pences of fortifying this City, the Burgomasters and Schepens of this City 
of N. Orange have commissioned and qualified from their Court, which 
they hereby do, the president Burgomaster Johannis de Peyster and Sche- 
pen W" Beeckman to help to make out with the Commissioners on the 
part of the Supreme Government and Commonalty, a general assessment 
enacted by the Hon^ Govemo' and put the same into execution accord- 
ing to his Hono*? order. 

10^ Feb7. Burgomasters and Schepens being assembled ColUgialiter 
in the City Hall have resolved to send the following letter to the Villages 
of Midwout, Breuklen and Amesfort on Long Island. 



52 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

Good Friends, 
We have waited until now before calling on you to fulfill your engage- 
ment and promise to furnish and collect for us some monies for the use of 
the City ; but whereas we are now sorely in want of some to pay divers 
expences incurred in fortifying the City, and the season of the year being 
now equally favorable to the bringing com hither, we therefore hereby 
recommend and request you particularly to assist us with and send the 
monies demanded by the earliest opportunity according to your engage- 
ment. Which expecting We remain &c. 

At a Court of the Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden at the 
City Hall of the City N. Orange, on the 13^ Feby! A? 1674. 

Capt. W? Knyf, on behalf of the Govemq;. A. de Mil, Schout ; 
Johannis de Peyster iGgidius Luyck, Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens Vander Spiegel, Guilian Ver- 
planck, Schepens. 

Gabrielle Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Elizabeth de Potter, widow of 
J. Bedloe, deft. Deft, rejoins in writing. Pltf. demands payment of his 
exchange according to previous demand. Ordered that parties shall pro- 
duce all their papers and pieces on the next Court day, which have refer- 
ence to the principal and draw their deduction. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft Deft in 
default Copy to be furnished deft. 

Annetjie Fabritius, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft Deft, in default. 
Pltf. says through Allard Anthony, that deft, rendered an answer on last 
Court day, resembling a lampoon and she requests, that deft, may explain 
in Dutch the Latin terms used in the same, when the pltf. will answer on 
the next Court day. Deft, sends a letter, in which he says he is sick and 
requests, that his wife or somebody for her be ordered to assist him some- 
what Ordered on pltfs demand, that the deft's writing dated 16^ Feb. 
lust, brought in on the last Court day be rendered into good Low dutch 
within thrice 24 hours. And on deft*s request apostilled — The petitioner 
must apply to his nearest friends. 

Schout A. de Mill, pltf. v/s David Wesselse, deft. Pltf. says, the deft, 
w^ a witness, when Jacob Fabritius married certain persons. Deft, says, 
he only got the book out of the chest for Jacob Fabritius and was no wit- 



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ness. On the report of Capt. Knyf ordered, that the Schout shall produce 
fuller evidence. 

Teunis Kray, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. exhibiting two 
judgments of the last Mayor's Court and one of the W. Courts, demands 
payment from the deft, according to said judgment for food delivered to 
several prisoners. Deft, says, he has nothing in hands of the prisoners 
and maintains that the City or public must pay it. The deft, is ordered 
to satisfy and pay the pltf. the previous judgments of the Mayors Court 
and of this Court 

Jacob Leyselaer, pltf. v/s Gabriel Minviele, deft. Pltf. demands pay- 
ment for the dead freight of 5 hhds of tobacco, which deft should have 
shipped in Pieter van Essams ketch. Deft, says, that Pieter Essam re- 
fused M! Moll to take in tobacco and produces a letter from M' Moll. 
Ordered that parties shall deliver in at the next Court day their letter books. 

The Schout pltf. v/s Marck Dal, deft On Capt Knyf report, that 
the Govemo' pardoned the deft, for this time, the pltfs suit is dismissed. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft Pltf. demands res- 
titution of 4 otters, X little beaver and 14 gl. for shoes etc. And offers to 
pay the defts fees. Deft says, that he shall produce a/c at the next Court 
day. The W. Court orders the deft, to produce the a/c on the next Court 
day. 

Dirck van Cleef, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft Pltf. represents, that 
the deft has not yet produced sufficient proof from Capt NicoUs accord- 
ing to the order of this Court and says that he accepted the assignment 
on Manning only conditionally. Deft, says, the pltf. accepted the assign- 
ment on Manning for good pay : produces a declaration of Capt Nicolls. 
Whereas Capt Nicolls declaration is not sworn to, the W. Court therefore 
gives the deft time to have the said declaration sworn to by the said Nic- 
olls on a fitting occasion. 

Schout A. de Mill, pltf. v/s Frederick Arentsen, deft. Defts 2 de- 
fault. Pltf. says, that the deft has refused to obey the order of this W. 
Court. 

Schout A : de Mill, pltf. v/s Jacob Abrahamsen Sandford, deft. Pltf. 
produces a bailbond executed by the deft for Abel Hardenbroeck, also an 
execution thereupon and demands, that deft be imprisoned according to 
the laws of our Fatherland. Deft, says, he became bail for Abell Harden- 



54 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

brock in good faith and requests, that pltf. may proceed against said Har- 
denbroeck, as he is capable etc. Ordered that after a lapse of 24 hoars 
the pltf. may levy immediate execution and that deft shall have the same 
right on and against Abell Hardenbroeck. 

Pieter Jacobz Marius, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. demands, 
that the Schout may be ordered to execute the judgment of the last 
Mayor's Court dated Octob' 1672 pronounced against the deft. etc. The 
W. Court having examined the case, also what the deft, brings in for his 
defense, consent to pltfs. request, and order the Schout of this City to levy 
execution. 

Willemtje van Leyden, pltf. v/s Alberdt Aeriessen, deft Pltf. demands 
of deft for a beast sold by her husband to the deft, the sum of 30 English 
shillings and requests payment Defts 3^ default The W. Court con- 
demns the deft, on his default to satisfy and pay the pltf. sum demanded 
of 30 English shillings. 

Allard Anthony, pltf. v/s Robbert Coo, deft Pltf. demanding from 
the deft the sum of £, 15 on behalf of the estate of one Andries Messen- 
ger, asks for condemnation. Deft, admits, that ^^15 were in his hands, 
but says he paid thereupon an a/c to Capt Dudley Lovelace, so that now 
there is but ^^7. 19. 8 on hand, which he offers to pay in country pay ; 
proving by three depositions produced in Court, that he has paid an ox. 
The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on both sides and 
seen the evidence, condemns the deft, to pay to the pltf. the remaining sum 
of ;^7 : 19 : 8 and that within this City, unless he, the deft, can prove the 
company : further, the deft shall immediately enter good bail and pay the 
costs incurred therein. 

Claes Jansen, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck. deft. Pltf. demands a 
balance of a contract dated 7 Jany, 1670 entered into between them both 
and now exhibited in Court, the following to wit : — a parcel of good Ker- 
sey or cloth clothes, a pair of stockings, six cravats, with a shoemaker's 
certificate. Deft admi6 the debt, but requests a little time as goods are 
now very dear and scarce. The W. Court having examined the case, or- 
ders the deft to fulfill the aforesaid contract, or that he shall otherwise 
satisfy the pltf. in the presence and on the award of Jan van Bresteede 
and Rejrnier Willemsen, baker, who are hereby requested to attend to it ; 
and the deft is condemned in the costs incurred herein. 



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Jacob Hendrickz Varrevanger, pltf. v/s Mr. Cornells Steenwyck, deft. 
Pltf. as agent of Poulus Leendersen demands by his attorney Allard An- 
thony the entire passage situate between him and the deft., to do with it 
according to his pleasure. The deft, demands, that this W. Court shall 
please to dispose of the following points, when he will immediately an- 
swer to the merits, i. He demands copy of the procuration from Paulus 
Leendersen. 2. Whether Burgomaster Johannis van Brugh is concerned 
in the action as attorney for Paulus Leendersen. 3. That the pltf. be or* 
dered to give security for the judgment with the costs thereon and still to 
accrue. To which the pltf. answers as follow : — ^To the ist That the 
deft, can obtain copy of the procuration from Willem Bogardus. 2d. 
That deft can enquire that of Burgomaster Vanbrugge. 3d. That the 
deft, give bail, whenever the pltf. is ready to do so likewise. The W. 
Court orders the pltf. to furnish the deft, with copy of the procuration ; 
further, that the deft, can have the Burgomaster Vanbrugge asked the 
question through the City Messenger; and finally that parties on both 
sides give security. 

Hendrick Gillisen, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. pursu- 
ant to a contract executed in presence of the Schout in date 16^ 9ber 
1673, demands from the deft some shoes and shoemakers leather, with 
16 gl. additional paid to Jno. Sharp, being omitted in said agreement. 
Deft says, he did not refuse to deliver the pay according to agreement, 
and will undertake to pay the pltf. within eight days. The W. Court hav- 
ing heard the debates of parties on both sides, orders deft, to satisfy the 
pltf. according to said agreement within the time of forty-eight hours to- 
gether with the omitted 16 gl. on pain of execution and to pay the costs 
incurred herein. 

Hendrickje Smith, pltf. v/s Marretje van Doesburgh, deft Agreed* 
The Schout, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft. Deft in default. 
Jacob Leyselaar, pltf. v/s Pieter van Essam, deft Deft in default 
Jan Comelissen, pltf. v/s Mist' Hawkense, deft Deft in default 
Jan Lammertson, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. in default 
According to the Hon^ Govemo- General's order, Burgomaster van 
Brugh and Schepen Beekman are this day commissioned from the court in 
the action of the Fiscal Knyf ag'st Dirck Smith. This day, 15^ Feb^ 
A* 1674, Thimotheus Gabrie appears before the Secretary of this City, 



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and declares himself bail for M' Jacob Varrevanger for the judgment in 
die action between said Varrevanger ag'st M' Comelis Steenwyck, deft, 
regarding an alley way, etc. 

At a Court of the W. Heeren Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens 
holden in the City Hall on the 20^ FeW 1674. Capt Knyf, on the part 
of the Govemof presiding. Present, Anth. de Mill, Schout ; Johannis 
de Peyster, Johannis Van brugh, iCgidius Luyck, Burgomasters ; William 
Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jocob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegel, 
Guilain Verplanck, Schepens. 

Gabriel Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juffrouw Bedloo, deft. Pltf. sues according 
to previous declaration demands and produces a deposition of N. Bayard 
stating in substance, that he was present at the trade between Bedloo and 
Lavall in Comp^ etc. This being disposed of parties delivered in their 
papers, whereupon they required, that the Magistrates should pronounce 
judgment. 

Jacob Leyselaer, pltf. v/s Pieter Pietersen van Essam, deft. Whereas 
the W. Court decree, that of the pltfs. demand a part is contained in the 
previous judgment pronounced by this W. Court against the pltf. for the 
dead freight of 25 hhds of tobacco, the pltf. is therefore ordered to bring 
in separately what he claims from the deft, beyond the said pronounced 
judgment and to institute his action against the deft, and pltf. that he may 
furnish copy of his demand to the deft, to answer thereunto at the next 
Court day. 

Jacob Hendrickz Varrevanger, pltf. v/s Comelis Steenwyck, deft 
Pltf., as agent of Poulus Leendersen vande Grift, demands and requires 
by his att'y Allard Anthony as before. Deft, answers and declares; 
I. That the pit. has removed the fence of the passage in question, a. 
He declares pltfs. demand frivolousand asks that it may be dismissed : 
as all the ground from M- Jacob's fence to M- Hans Kierstede's comer 
belonged to him, deft, at the time he built and as the fence stood one 
foot more easterly from P. Leendersen and deft, then left the passage 
claimed at the time as a passage for his house. The deft, therefore con- 
cludes, that the pltf. shall be ordered to take up his fence to the back side 
of his house to be placed according to direction of the judgment, with 
costs. The deft herein being plft in reconvention * built his house on 

* In A crosi action. 



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the ground of Pieter Cornelissen and Roelof de Haes, both then belong- 
ing to the deft as well as on the ground behind M- Hans Kierstede, also 
a little bit of ground granted by Govemo- Stuyvesant and Council. 
In proof of his statement he says — i. That the ground brief of Pieter 
Cornelissen calls it next to Poulus Leendersens, calls on the south side for 
one rod seven feet three inches Rhineland measure the same behind ; it 
was obtained on the 8^ 7^ 1644, long before the erection of P. Leen- 
dersen's house. 2. Roelof Jansen's ground brief obtained May ii*^, 1646, 
is on the south side one rod seven feet, Rhineland measure, wide ; the 
same on the north side. 3. M- Hans Kierstede's ground brief is on the 
south side one rod, 5 feet 8 inches wide, and one rod 8 feet wide on the 
north side. 4. Four feet of a lot additional on both sides obtained from 
Govemo- Stuyvesant A* 1656, 8*^ 25*^ Deft requests, that Commis- 
saries may be appointed with a land surveyor to examine the ground. 
Fltf. produces a ground brief from Gov* Stuyvesandt dated A? 1649 
July 19, granting to Paulus Leendersen a lot 24 feet wide and 107 feet 
long, claiming this to be proof regarding the passage in dispute. The W. 
Court appointed as Commissioners, Francoys Rombouts and Jacob Leyse- 
laer, who with the land surveyor Jacques Courteljouw are qualified and 
requested to measure the ground, examine the ground briefs and to 
reconcile parties if possible ; otherwise to report to the Court. 

James Matthews arrestant and pltf. v/s Daniel Teumeur, arrested 
and deft Pltf. demands from deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. 304:2 
and requests, that an attachment be declared valid, which he issued against 
deft's. effects in Jacob Leyselaer's hands. Whereas deft, is absent, has 
no information of the attachment and could not receive it the W: Court 
declares the attachment invalid. 

James Walwell, arrestant and pltf. v/s Volckert Dircksen, arrested 
and deft Ordered, that parties on both sides bring in their proofs on the 
next Court day. 

Jan Cornelissen, pltf. v/s Mist^ Hawkins, deft. Parties agreed. 

Margriedt Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s the curators over the estate of the 
late B. de Haert, deft Pltf. thro' her attorney Allard Anthony demands 
accordingto written declaration the sum of fl. 12849:10 seawan. Referred 
to Jacobus van de Water and Steven Van Cortland to examine the a/c. 
and to reconcile parties if possible ; otherwise to report to the next Court. 



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Jan Gerritse van Bujrtenhuyse, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft Pltf. 
demands the sum of fi. 306 for 37 days attendance on Benjamin Johnt 
house and for carrying in timber. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Cornells van Borssum, deft Deft, 
demands copy of pltfs. declaration to furnish his rejoinder thereunto. 
The W: Court orders copy of the declaration to be furnished. 

Marretje Jans, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Deft in default. 

Thomas Lewis, pltf. v/s Abraham Lammertscn Mol, Jan Pieterseo 
and Evert Evertsen, defts. Pltf. says, that he contracted with defts. to 
repair his sloop before Candlemas, which was prevented by the City work, 
and that he brought the sloop with defts' consent into the harbour, when 
they promised to repair it, which they now refuse. Defts. demand copy 
of pltfs declaration to answer thereunto at the next Court day. Copy is 
allowed them. 

Anna Fabritius, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft. Ordered that copy 
of the deft's. last entered answer shall be delivered to the pltf. 

Everd Wesscis, pltf. v/s James Matthews, deft. Pltf. demands resti- 
tution of an obligation executed by him, pltf., for Reynier vander Cooly 
pursuant to a previous judgment of the Mayor's Court Ordered, that 
the deft, shall return the obligation to the pltf. or a lawful acquittance as 
the pltf. has proved, that he already paid said obligation and was equally 
discharged by the Mayor's Court before which be tried the case. 

Abel Hardeabroeck appearing requests, that Allard Anthony may be 
again ordered to produce according to the last order. Ordered, that the 
said Allard Anthony shall perform the same on the next Court day on pain 
of judgment being pronounced against him in case of farther deby. 

Tuesday 10? Feb' in the afternoon Schout, Burgomasters and Sche- 
pens being assembled Collegialiter at the City Hall. 

Isaack Kip delivers into Court a petition, wherein he requests, 
that he may have the office and benefice of Stamper of this City promising 
so to demean himself in said office as to give satisfaction to this W. C^urt 
and the inhabitants. The W: Schout, Burgomasters, and Schepens having 
taken the abovementioned petition into consideration, the petitioner's 
requcsi is allowed on condition, that he demean himself therein so that 
no complaints be made against him and further regulates himself con- 
formably to the instruction, which shall be given him to that effect 



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Resolved further to give notice of the contracting next Thursday for 
some hundred palisades for the fortification of this City ; and from the 
Bench are appointed the Schout, Schepens Jacob Kip and Guilain Ver- 
planck to enter into the said contract on next Thursday. 

Whereas question has arisen between M« Jacob Varrevanger, pltf . v/s 
M- Comelis Steenwyck, deft, relative to a passage lying between the house 
and lot of said Steenwyck and M- Jacob abovementioned, the Schout^ 
Burgomasters and Schepens have resolved with consent of parties to refer 
the said matter in question to indifferent persons and to this end have 
appointed and qualified, as they hereby do, Sieurs Francoys Rombouts 
and Jacob Leyselaer, with the sworn land surveyor Jacques Corteljouw to 
measure over the ground and lots of parties, to examine their respective 
ground briefs and other proofs, also to hear the arguments on both sides, 
if possible to reconcile parties or otherwise to render to the Court report 
of their award and arbitration. 

This date also is the following order sent by the W. Court to Jacques 
Corteljouw the sworn land surveyor. Whereas difference has arisen be- 
tween Jacob Hendrickz Varrevanger and Comelis Steenwyck, which 
cannot be well settled without a proper Land Surveyor to measure the 
lots in question. Therefore the sworn Land Measurer Jacques Corteljou 
of this City of N: Orange is required and requested to transport himself 
hither with his instruments on Friday next being the 23^ inst, or earlier 
to perform what is aforesaid. Done, New Orange the 20^ FeV A? 1674. 

Jacob Leyselaer, pltf. v/s Gabriel Minvielle, deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft the dead freight of 5 hhds of tobacco which he, thro' M' Moll 
in Maryland, had agreed to ship in Pieter van Essam's ketch, which was 
not done. Deft, produces a letter of M- Mol, who had offered to ship 
6 (S 8 hhds, but that the skipper said, he had no positive order for it ; 
proving further by his and the pltfs. copy book of letters, that the writing 
and agreement about it were only conditional. The W. Court having 
heard and seen parties arguments and proofs, cannot perceive, that the 
deft owes dead freight. Pltfs demand is therefore dismissed. 

At a Court holden on the the 24^ February, A? 1674. The Court 
complete except Capt* Knyff. 

To the Worship" President, Burgomasters and schepens of this City 
of N: Orange. 



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Annexe Corndis Tepreseou with my gnat bamQkj, that she hu 
diven tima reqoested, that the house belooging to her and her childreD 
from God and nature may be given up to her, as she is ray acUy and 
beladen with the quartan ague, baring been obliged the whole winter to 
sleep in the garret under the roof of the house, which truly is a very 
bard thing to happen to an old woman and all this for a drunken and 
constant prophaner of God's name, a d-devant Lutheran preacher, named, 
as he says Jacobus Fabritius, her married but unfaithful husband, who 
has driven her out her own house and chamber, which she intended for 
her son ; which is truly a matter that ought not be tolerated in a place, 
where law is maintained, as is the case in this government, the good God 
be fervently thanked therefor. The petitioner therefore humbly beseeches 
Your Worships to be pleased to order, that he deliver up the key of the 
room without delay to the petit^ and to interdict or forbid him to presume 
to enter the bouse any more untU further order from y"- Worships, on pain 
of certain arbitrary correction to be found fitting by Your Worships, the 
rather as said Fabritius did yesterday not only use force and violence in 
said bouse, but also stole property, which at a proper time shall be proved ; 
whereupon awaiting your favorable apostille, remains, etc. Apostilled : — 
The accompanying petition being considered and read in Court, the 
petitioner Anoetje Comelis' request is granted and allowed, especially as 
Jacobus Fabritius has of himself left the house and, contrary to the pre- 
vious order and prohibition given him has behaved very uncivilly and 
badly ; and the said Jacobus Fabritius is ordered to deliver up the said 
key to the petitioner and not to presume to molest her in any way, until 
the W. Court shall otherwise provide therein. 

Whereas divers complaints are daily made to the Burgomasters 
and Burgher Chief Officers of this City, that many of the inhabitants of 
this City, notwithstanding the previously fixed orders, absent themselves 
and do not appear at the appointed time in their respective companies to 
aid in advancing the public necessary work of fortifying this City, whereby 
the same is greatly delayed and postponed ; The W. Schout, Burgotaiasters 
and Schepcns of this City have therefore resolved tie tiffvo well and strictly 
to order and charge, that each and every one shall repair to his company 
and corporal's squad at the appointed day and place of work and there 
advance the public necessary work, on pain of forfeiting fl. 6 for each day 



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lost ; fl. 3. for a half day for a quarter day in proportion which fines 
henceforth shall be collected and gathered precisely every week by the 
Provost and the respective Corporals and the said Provost and Corporals 
of the respective Squads are authorized and charged to Keep a correct 
Account and list of the absent persons, to the end of collecting and gath- 
ering the fines due each week, which fines shall be henceforth employed 
i for the Provost and the remaining two thirds for the Corporal's Squads, 
and in case any one shall be found unwilling to pay on losing the afore- 
said fine, the Provost and Corporals shall communicate the same to the 
W. Court, who shall then make further order thereupon. 

Having considered and read the papers, documents and other proofs 
produced in Court in the case between Gabriel Minvielle, pltf. v/s Juff- 
rouw Elizabeth de Potter widow of Isaak Bedloo, deft, wherein the pltf. 
demands from the deft, the following sum ; firstly the sum of fl. 3880:12 
Holland money being for a protested bill of exchange, with the risk, dam- 
age and interest done by deft's. late husband Sieur Isaack Bedloo to the 
deft Item, for book debt according to a/c the sum of fl. 85.8 in beavers fl. 
329.1 in zew^ and the quantity of 124 lbs. of good merchantable leaf to- 

• 

bacco ; demands condemnation with costs. The deft represents, that the 
bill of exchange was not for her husband's a/c, but that he drew it as factor 
of the late Govemo- F. Lovelace, in whose books he the pltf. stands credited 
for the same and as regards the book debt o£Fers to pay the same at any 
time to the pltf. The W. Court having seen the papers^ documents and 
proofs and further having seriously considered all, that has been brought in 
on both sides by the parties for the defence, their Worsh"? adjudge and 
decree that the defend^- is bound, according to the law of exchange to pay 
the said protested bill ; as it was executed and signed by her dec^ hus- 
band without any exception or reserve, amounting to the sum of fl. 2550.12 
Holland Currency ; and whereas it appears that the pltf. out of particular 
regard neglected to prosecute his action against the deft, or her husband 
before, it was therefore by plurality of votes decreed, that the pltf. shall 
be allowed and receive for damage and interest only the sum of fl. 550 
Holland amounting together to the sum of fl. 3100 gl. Hollands ; and the 
deft, is condemned to satisfy and pay said sum of fl. 3100 to the pltf., pro- 
vided the deft, may have her recourse again on whomsoever she thinks 
proper. And finally, as regards the above demanded book debt, the deft. 



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u eqoxjj cxmdnnscd to jaj n to t::^ p!:f^ ra'.-*^ s2ie, the deft, can bring 
in sofDCthisg agih^g it. AH viih costi. 

At a Oyiut c^ Schoa% B:irgccnas:«n a»d scbepcsis of the City N. 
Orange on the 26 ¥A. A.* 1674. The Coon coespuete, except Capt. Knjrff. 

Mary Matthvs xf^peinn^ is asked, whj sbe does not pay tlie excise 
she ovcs ? She gircs for ansver; that she already paid the ^^r^ ^ at the 
thiashing season on the vises f<>=cd on goagEng at her boose. Ordered, 
that Mary Matthws shall pay for excise £L 29^ for vines and beer pre- 
rioosly tapped at the surrender of the place vitboat payment of excise. 

FietcT Xys appearing vas asked for the payment of the excise on 
some vines found on guiging at his boose. He gare for ansvei; that he 
entered and paid for said vines and beer at thrashing time. 

The Receirer vas therefore ordered to erase the same, being fl. 54 
from P. Nys a/c in consideration as abore. 

Isaack Foceest called in is asked, vhy he does not pay for some vines 
and distilled liquors found at his house on ganging ? He ansvcrs, that he 
has paid the excise thereon before die surrender of die place, to Picter Nys. 
Ordered, that the Collector shall erase fl. 37 as he hath already paid during 
the En^^h gorcmment. 

Anna Lysbet is ordered to pay for excise of bnndy and jack found 
after the surrender of the i^ace vithout rendering the excise on guaging, 
the sum of fl. 53.5 

Dirck ran Cleef called in is asked for payment of excise of vines etc 
found at his house on the first guaging. He ansvers, that he laid in some 
of the aforesaid vines in the English gOTemment, and paid the excise. He 
is therefore ordered vith his consent to pay fl. 60. And the O^ector is 
ordered to erase the remainder. 

Egbert Myndersen vas asked for payment of one half anker of mm 
found on guaging also some beer since the same fl. 39.5. Ordered, that 
be shall pay the same except fl. 9. 5. vhich shall be deducted for the rum 
and to pay fl. 30. balance. 

Ariaen Comelissen is asked for payment of some vines and beer 
found at his house on the first guaging Whereunto he gave for ansver, 
that he gave in the vine at thrashing time and drank the beer himself. Or- 
dered, that he shall pay fl. 85 for the first guaging and the Collector is 
charged to erase the remainder of the first guaging and that one of the 



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three half barrels shall be deducted on the Burghers excise and the other 
two on the tapsters excise. 

Otte Gerritz entering was asked to pay for i anker of rum and half a 
barrel of beer found on the first guaging. He admits etc. Ordered to pay 
the excise thereof. Frederick Gysbertsen was asked for payment as above. 
He answers that there was not so much as was guaged. Ordered to pay 
amounting to the sum of fl. 340. Here is one anker counted less than was 
found on the guaging. 

Susanna Garland is asked for payment of wine found at her house on 
the first guaging. She gave for answer that she laid it in for her boarders 
and that she was willing to pay excise as heretofore. Ordered that she 
shall pay tapsters excise for the wines found according to the guage. The 
beer which she laid in, to be free of excise. 

Poulus Turck is asked for payment of i anker of rum found in the 
first guaging. He is willing to pay ; ordered to pay. 

Mr. Cornells Steenwyck and Com* van Ruyven appear in Court and 
declare they are commissioned by the Hon^ Governor to state regarding 
the petition previously presented to his Hon' by this W. Court relative to 
the furnishing of some monies for the fortifying of this City etc. that his 
Honf having seen and considered the assessment made, the required mon- 
ies should be borrowed in the form of loans from the richest and wealthi- 
est inhabitants of this City, and that each of the taxed should advance the 
hundredth penny thereto, which loaned monies should be re-paid from cer- 
tain extraordinary impost enacted by his Honf to be paid for this purpose 
on all imported and exported Indian goods and merchandizes ; stating also 
further that his Hont thought it best to erase from the same some persons, 
who are least wealthy together with widows etc. and that his Hon' judged 
it most proper to make use of the said monies as well to strengthen the 
Fort and City and for this purpose to appoint two Commissioners to dis- 
pose of the receipt and disbursement, in consideration whereof the contri- 
butions to be collected for this purpose from Willemstadt and other places 
should be again used both for the fortification of the City and fort ; re- 
questing that this W. Court may give its advice thereupon. Burgomas- 
ters and schepens having considered the same, the Govemo? proposition 
is approved of by them. 

Fel^ 37. At a Court of the W. Heeren Schout Burgomasters and 



64 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

schepens holden at the City Hall on the 27^ Feby A? 1674. Present Jo- 
hannis De Peyster, Johannis van Brugh, iEagidius Luyck, Burgomasters ; 
Willem Beekman, Jeronimus Ebbing, Jocob Kip, Loarens vander Spiegel, 
Guilain Verplanck, Schepens. 

Annetje FabritiuSy pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritias, deft. Pltf. replies by 
his att^ Allard Anthony. Deft, demands copy of the reply, also copy of 
the pet? last given in by pltf. Copy ordered delivered. 

Barentje Jans, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft Deft. 2^ default Pltf. 
demands fl. 45 payable in wheat for freight earned for pltf. by her son. 

Schout Anth.' de Mil, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft. Pltf. declares 
in writing. Deft, demands copy. Copy granted. 

Thomas Lewis, pltf. v/s Abraham Lammertsen Mol, Jan Jansen and 
Ebert Evertsen, defts. Pltf. demands according to his suit entered on the 
last Court day. Deft, answers in writing. Parties are both ordered to 
bring in their proofs at the next Court day. 

Schout A. de Mil, pltf. v/s Frederick Aerentz draeyer, deft Deft 3 
default Pltf. demands punishment for disobedience manifested towards 
this Court 

Elias Puddington, pltf. v/s Thomas Williams, deft Pltf. sues deft 
for the sum of fL 1193 : 10. accord'g to a/c. for labour earned on a vessel 
now lying at N. Haerlem and demands pajrment according to agreement 
Deft admits the debt but demands a little delay, as he does not know how 
the vessel shall be disposed of. The W. Court condemns deft, to satisfy 
and pay the pltf. said debt according to agreement, saving his action on 
the vessel. 

Dirck Smitht, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft Pltf. demands from 
the deft, the sum of fl. 171 : 4 according to a/c for earned freight, and fur- 
ther 17 skepels of wheat, which wheat the deft's. wife assigned to pltf., but 
it was afterward attached by the deft. Deft says, he attached nothing, 
but what his wife must have from Hans Blocq at the South River for goods 
sold, and that the pltf 's wife had removed them without consent The W. 
Court having heard the debates on both sides condemn the deft, to satisfy 
and pay the said debt from bis and his wife's common estate. 

James Matthws, pltf., v/s Hendrick Volckersen, deft Pltf. demands 
from deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. 359. x8 ; demands payment 
Deft admits the debt, but says he cannot pay before he returns from the 



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West Indies. The W. Court condemns the deft, to satisfy and pay the 
pltf. the said debt. 

The Hf Schout Anth. de Mil, pltf. v/s Justus Withfield, deft. Deft, 
in default. AUard Anthony entering demands, that Jacob Leyselaer may 
be ordered to prosecute his action if he have anything against Pieter Pieter- 
sen Meniet. The W. Court orders Pieter Pietersen should notify Jacob 
Leyselaer for payment of his first judgment 

Luycas Andriesen, Jan Joosten, Francoys Rombouts, have this day 
taken the oath of allegiance. 

Abel Hardenbroeck's wife appearing in Court requests, that execution 
may issue against Lysbet Claessen on a previous judgment of this W. 
Court The W. Court grants it, and orders the Schout to execute said 
judgment 

Whereas the Govf General has communicated by the Secretary to this 
W. Court, that this W. Court should again appear at the Court of the 
Governor and Council to hear in appeal the case between the Fiscal Knyf 
against Dirck Smith, or otherwise that this W. Court should persist in 
writing by their rendered sentence etz. 

Whereunto the W. Court can not answer otherwise than that they still 
persist by the reasons expressed in the judgment rendered and afterward 
conununicated more fully to the Hon. Govf by the Commissioners from 
this Court 

This date is Isaak Kip the Stamper sworn and his instruction is here- 
unto annexed. Item, it is resolved, that his mark shall be®l for the small 
stamp and ® for the large stamp used in branding. 

Mr. Comelis Steenwyck appearing in Court demands, that the W. 
Court will be pleased to pronounce judgment in the case between him 
and M' Jacob Varrevanger ; he requests also that the Land Surveyor and 
the persons commissioned may bring their report unto Court, thus to have 
quick expedition. The W. Court cannot do any thing therein until the 
Commissioners have made their report ; which commissioners are hereby 
required and requested to render a report of their award and arbitration 
as soon as possible. 

Mr. Jacob Varrevanger represents by petition that Mess" Francoys 
Rombouts, Leysdaar and the Land Surveyor Corteljouw had progressed 
in the matter between him and Mr. Steenwyck, but had not determined 

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to come to a conclusion requesting therefore that the said gentlemen may 
again be ordered at the cost of the defeated party to apply themselves to 
the examination of the ground briefs, to measure the ground, to the end 
that they should then report understandingly to this W. Court. 

Apostilled : — The W. Court cannot make any further disposition 
therein before the Commissioners last appointed shall have given in a re- 
port to this Court of their award, how it ought to be, which Commissioners 
are hereby requested to communicate the same to the W. Court in the 
speediest manner. 

Theunis Cray's wife requesting, that this W. Court may be pleased to 
order the Officer to put in execution the judgment of the last Mayor's 
Court, also of this W. Court against Allard Anthony, late Sherrif in the 
time of the English Government, the said judgment being for victuals 
and drink on said Sherrif's order delivered to Benjamin Johns and divers 
other prisoners. 

Whereupon the W. Court having examined the a/c and inventory, 
which said Allard Anthony had rendered of the estate and effects of said 
Benjamin Johns remaining in his hands ; the petition of said Theunis 
Kray being also communicated to Allard Anthony, who alleges, that said 
debt must be paid from the public revenue, it is after divers arguments 
pro and con resolved to submit the said matter by two delegates to the 
Governor General, to follow therein his Hon*? order and advice. 

Pursuant to the commission of the Worship? Magistrates, the Schout, 
Burgomasters and Schepens of this City N. Orange, we the Undersigned 
have, as Firewardens^ visited on the 12*^ January 1674 the houses of all 
the inhabitants of this City aforesaid and found divers fire places very 
much exposed to cause a conflagration, wherefore we warned and notified 
them to remedy and improve the same, thus to prevent mischief ; we have 
also caused the City Crier to publish and make known, that if any one of 
the inhabitants of this City had by them any City fire buckets they are 
to deliver them up without delay at the City Hall or to hand them to us 
Firewardens : we however have not as yet been able to collect more than 
57 fire Buckets, three of which are at Abel Hardenbroecks to be repaired; 
we have also found two old fire hooks with one old fire ladder at the 
City Hall but they are unfit for use in case of fire or other misfortune ; 
we therefore request Your Worships to be pleased to provide therein, that 



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so many fire ladders and fire hooks may be made as your Hon" shall think 
necessary. 

Herewith we remain Your Worships' humble And faithful Subjects 
and obedient servants. 

(was signed) Jan Van Bresteede 

Reynier Willemsen 
Jonas Bartelsen 
The annexed petition of the Firewardens of this City being con- 
sidered, read and taken into serious deliberation in Court, as well as their 
representation of the necessity of making some provision of fire hooks 
and ladders &c to be used occasionally And in time of fire — 

It is apostilled — The petitioners are fully authorized by the W. Court 
to have made such supply of ladders, hooks and such like materials at the 
expence of the City as they shall consider to be necessary. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden in 
the City Hall on the 6^ March A* 1674. Present Johannis de Peyster, 
Johannis Vanbrugh, i£gidius Luyck, Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman, 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegel, Guilain Ver- 
planck, Schepens. 

Jacob Teunissen, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft Deft, rejoins. 
Pltf . demands copy. Copy allowed. 

Jan Philipsen, pltf. v/s Marten Creiger, deft Pltf. in default. 

Annetje Fabritius, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft Deft, rejoins. 
Pltf. demands copy. Copy allowed. Allard Anthony requests, that the 
pltf. may have letters from the W. Court to the South river to attach her 
husbands property there. The W. Court orders the pltf. to apply to the 
Govemo' and to request it from him. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft Deft delivers 
in an a/c according to judgment dated 12 Feb. last Pltf. requests, that 
he may examine it, etc. Granted and deft ordered to prove his a/c. 

James Matthws, pltf. v/s Jacob Pietersen, deft Pltf. demands fl. 
79. 4 according to a/c. ; requests payment. Fees made up fl. 8. Deft, 
admits the debt and says that Abraham Lubbertsen has accepted to pay 
it The W. Court condemns the deft to pay the aforesaid debt to the 
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The Schont, pltf. t/s Jacob Fabridus, deft Deft, answers i^tTs 
demand. 

The Schofit, pltf. t/s Fredrick Arentsen, turner, deft The Schout 
complains of some misconduct and disrespect towards this W. Court, and 
the President complains and says, that the deft has deliFered in a very 
unreasonable a/c to the City. Deft excuses himself. The W. Court 
condemns the deft for his disobedience towards the Court in a fine of fl. 
2$f for the benefit of the poor, with costs, and the deft shall make suffi- 
cient bowls for the use of the City, for which he shall receive as much as 
he was paid in the fort 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Dirck Smith, deft Pltf. says, that the deft 
fought last week with De Vries ; he concludes therefore that the deft 
shall be condemned in a fine of fl. 25. The Schout is ordered to prove 
his assertion at the next Court day. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Jan Meyndertsen, deft Pltl declares, that the 
deft exhibited some disrespect to Lieut Bayard on the City's work, as xp- 
pears by the declaration of said Lieuten^ Deft, admits his fault, but de- 
nies having said that he was tired of him ; prays forgiveness and promises 
to do so no more. 

VOTESw 

Burgomast^ de Peyster — ^that he be forbidden to cart for six weeks. 

Burgomaster Luyck — ^that he shall, according to this Courts order, be 
deprived of Burghership and dismissed from his place as carman. 

Burgomast^ Vanbruigh — that he shall ask Lieut Bayard's pardon and 
satisfy him. 

Schepen Beeckman — six weeks deprivation of citizenship. 

Kip, Ebbingh, Vander Spiegel vote as Vanbrugh. Verplanck, 6 
weeks deprival of citizenship. The deft is condemned to ask the Lieut? 
pardon and satisfy him. 

Ariaen Van Laer, pltf. v/s Hendrick Gillissen, deft Pltf. demands 
from deft 4 pairs of shoes according to handwriting. Deft admits the 
debt and says» he o£fered him the shoes. The W. Court condemns the 
deft to deliver middling shoes to the pltf. and pay the costs incurred 
herein. 

The Stamp master appearing request to know, whether he is also to 
stamp the milk measures, as several persons have been with him about it 



1674] Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 69 

The W. Court decree, that the milk measures shall also be stamped, and 
that the stamper shall receive 3 stiv. a piece for stamping. 

On MT Jacob Varrevanger's and Mr. Steenwyck request, the Secre- 
tary is ordered to send directions to Jacques Corteljouw in the Name of the 
W. Court, that he Corteljouw shall forthwith send his report hither. 

Resolved, to present a petition to the Governor, that no vessels nor 
persons shall leave this City, as it now open water. 

Nota : As the time is too short the three Burgomasters are appointed 
to confer with the Govemo', regarding the above. 

Elias Puddington appearing in Court, produces a judgment against 
Tho Williams and requests, that the Schout may be ordered to levy exe- 
cution on it etc. The W. Court having seen the notice served orders the 
Schout to put said judgment into execution. 

On the petition of Matthys and Jacobus de Haert representing in 
substance that they, as heirs of the estate left by their deceased brother 
Balth' de Haert, may be authorized with the curators appointed to pro- 
ceed in law against every one who may have pretensions against said es- 
tate — shewing that such was also the request of the said guardians etc. 
Appostilled : Whenever the curators and administrators of the said Balth' 
de Haert's estate shall make the same request of this Court the petitioners 
request shall be taken into further consideration. 

Mary Matthews appearing in Court requests that, pursuant to judg- 
ment obtained against Hendrick Volckersen on the last Court day, she 
may arrest him, until he shall have paid her according to said judgment. 
The W. Court allows her to arrest said Volckersen. 

Gabriel Minvielle appearing in Court requests, that the Schout may 
be ordered to put in execution the judgment lately obtained by him 
against Juffrouw Elizabeth Potter. The W. Court having seen the notice 
served, allow the petitioners request and order the Schout to put said 
judgment into execution. 

Barentje Jans, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Pltf. demands the 
sum of fl. 45 in wheat for freight, which her son earned from pltf. and 
requests pajrment. Deft remaining contumacious in not appearing on the 
third Court day, is condemned for his default to pay the pltf. the fl. 45 
debt demanded in wheat with costs. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Justus Whitfield, deft. Pltf. represents, that 



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the 'ii'ft. beat vr.thisnt caoae P^fssar ie HifTWfr md TiJed roe 2azr ort his 
h«ad : he cancludes, thac the iifrr. shall le (szndsmwsd in a fae at the 
riisrnsnnn of the Toii^es, T'jic "^ Court irrnjr iearrt die ackaowficdg- 
ment aii<i ^xcaae ni ±e defL cnniftTnn. 'mzL n & ine cc 2^ 25 virii costs, 
xui order die deft. ^ Dezve rie aoui ?^jesr ie i^eaxer learyfcrtSt 



Snhoat. Rirgpinaaret^ sad Siheseas lemir saeoiCied ChI< 
the City Hail of die Chj dL X : Cmrg^ ai rie tr* M:nxa A" x'i74, har- 
in(^ 9enc for the skippezs sxd ^arrnas ac th^ Crj zxd these appealing 
the^ ate inforaeil of the orfcr cf the Hm*" Gcwecxcr Geocral, that no 
mere rium Tsrty licaoi shal ri ac cues 3> ^.iemBCBfc and Esc^r^s and 
one TO die Scurh Rirec: aad txic alrsrTz^ffifij. misjzvL u^ as k shall be de- 
Pertained bj jct : ai90 th.g ther. the iJrrccrv &jlL siX cxsmreir asT 
gex9 heace wzzhcnt pasi^oct. Wiercrpca scd skfzpess 

Shipper Kip aasvers^ dLit he shrzks x hecra; ^uz whu i c t cj the 
skvjps rSepofft m thexr tzra br kc acocnfizz to thie Gevcracf* ordo; what 
dtey diea ears ihaH be pot ca a coBs^je fxttd aad ewrr ooe shall dien 
dravr Ixia sksuit oat aocordiag u> the sue of his sibcpw 

f fredench Hcadnchz : asd hs paitaer Deck Ftaacea agree widi the 
ac<V9^ oipir.foa of Scip' Kip. 

HeadTick vaa de Waater the suae advice as aboiei 

Oao Lock, tbt one as above. 

Abraham Jaa, carpenter, agrees vith the aboxe optr.ioa^ 

Jan Schooten answers, that the smail sloops oaght to be aDowed to 
make <:«e woj^e for one of the big ones. 

7 Vynaas Lewis is satis6ed with what the Goremo' and Cocncil decree. 

Jtn Jansen Moll ag;rccs with the majoritr. 

Ar>rahaai Lcbbertsen the same opinion as Skipper Kip abore. 

Jacob ran de Water agrees with the majority. 

Dirck Smith requests, that whoerer is readj first maj make a trip. 

Jan JooOen and Lnycas, that the first ready may make a trip ; if not, 
t>»at they are content according as the Governor concludes and deter- 



The S^^hont, Bargomasters and Schepens of this City of N. Orange 
hzr,f,$^ presented to the Hon^ Govemo' General die answers of the skip- 



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pen and barcquiers of this City regarding the sailing alternately accord- 
ing to his Hon?" last order. His Hono' has resolved and ordered that said 
skippers and barcquiers shall, according to the majority of their opinions, 
sail in a common stock, from which common fund each of them shall earn 
and draw out his share according to the size and proportion of his vessel 
at the end of the aforesaid alternating time ; and said skippers and barc- 
quiers shall in sailing regulate themselves according to the Hon^ Gov- 
ernor Generals order made herein. 

Done in the City Hall of the City N : Orange on the is*!" March A*. 
1674. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters, and Schepens holden in 
the City Hall of the City of N: Orange on the i^^ March A? 1674. 
Present, Capt. Knyf on behalf of the Govemo' General ; Johannis de 
Peyster, Johannis Vanbrugh, i£gidius Luyck, Burgomasters; Willem 
Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegel, 
Guilain Verplanck ; Schepens. 

Jacob Teunis* Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft. Deft, 
delivers in three more depositions. Ordered to exchange papers and to 
make deduction. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s AUard Anthony, deft The W: Court 
having examined the deft's a/c and heard the arguments of parties on 
both sides, find that Abel Hardenbroeck owes £1 : 6 : 10 to Allard 
Anthony according to a/c of Jan Copal and it is ordered, that the pltf. 
pay the deft, the said sum, on condition that the deft shall return the 
goods to the pltf., which he has in his hands and each pays his own costs. 

Gabriel Minvielle, pltf. v/s Pieter Hessels, deft Pltf. demands by 
his atty Allard Anthony from the deft. fl. 21 : 19 according to a/c. Deft, 
admits the debt The W: Court condemns the deft, to pay s^ debt to the 
pltf. with costs. 

Pieter Hessels, pltf. v/s Claes Tyssen, deft. Pltf. demands from the 
deft. fl. 20 for earned freight. Deft admits, that he set the pltf. to work, 
but says it was for Derval etc. Deft, is ordered to pay the sum demanded 
to the pltf. with costs. 

Dirck Wessels, pltf. v/s Jan van Brestede, deft. Pltf. complains, 
that deft, struck him. Deft says, that he gave pltf. a slap or two on ac- 



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count of some bad language given him at the work« The Schout adjoins 
himself in the case with the injured party. Deft excuses himself. Each 
is ordered to pay his costs. 

The Schout Anthony de Mill, pltf. v/s Dirck Smith, deft. Pltf. 
demands according to previous declaration. Deft denies that he struck. 
The W. Court defer the case to the next Court day, until James Matthws 
returns, to whom the pltf. refers. 

Thomas Lewis, pltf. v/s Abraham Mol, Jan Pietersen and Evert Pels, 
defts. Pltf. demands, that defts. build his sloop according to agreement 
and that they indemnify him for the damage caused him by the delay. 
The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on both sides and 
seen the proofs, decree and order defts. to finish the sloop forthwith, 
before they undertake any other work, according to their agreement and 
defts. be condemned in the costs. 

Jan Cassjer, pltf. v/s Alexander Watts, deft Pltf. demands from 
deft the proceeds of 125 lbs. of biscuit according to handwriting of deft 
to his brother Jacques Cassjer and requests payment. Deft says, the 
ship is wrecked ; also that the pltf. must run the risk of the bread etc 
Deft is ordered to pay the 125 lb demanded or the value thereof at the 
price here, with costs. 

Jan Philip, pltf. v/s Capt. Marten Cregier, deft Deft in default 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Jan Spiegelaar, deft Deft in default 

AUard Anthony appears in Court and for Pieter Pietersen demands, 
that Jacob Leyselaar, if he have anything against said Pieter Pietersen 
shall bring it in etc. 

From the nomination made by the Under-Schout and Schepens be- 
yond the Fresh water, the W. Court this day elected Ariaen Comelissen 
as Commissary, in place of Dirck Jansen Kuyper, who is now gone away 
from thence, and swore him in in Court 

At a Court of the W. Commissioners Jacob Kip and Sieur Guilain 
Verplanck holden at the City Hall of the City N: Orange, on the 7^ 
April A? 1674. 

William Thorne being apprehended and accused of theft com- 
mitted by him etc., being brought this day in Court the following interrog- 
atories are proposed to him. 

I. How old are you ; what is your name and where were you bom ? 



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I. William Thome, borne in Dorsetshire in old England ; about 42 years 
of age. 

2. Does he not acknowledge having made the hole into the loft 2. 
Denies having made any holes into the loft, but says he was not at home ; 
also that the loft was so rotten and leaky that the peas and grain frequently 
fell on the people's heads, where they sat. 

3. If he did not take in sacks the grain that fell through the loft ? 
3. Denies having taken any grain, but says he heard, that the woman put 
the grain in a sack, which fell through the loft on the ground. 

4. Did he not know it or was he not accessory to it ? 4. Denies all 
even the least knowledge, either directly or indirectly, thereof. 

5. Wherefore then did he not give information of the com, when it 
feO thro' ? 5. Says he was not at home when the com fell thro' the loft, 
and that he spoke of the com as soon as he knew of it. 

6. Why did he deny that he had in the house any grain but his own ? 
6. Says, he stated that of his knowledge he had no other grain than his 
own in the house. 

7. How much grain had he of his own in the house ; And from whom 
did he receive it ? 7. i skepel from F. de Brayn ; i skepel from S. van 
Vleck ; i skepel from P. Groenendyk ; i skepel from a soldier ; 3 skepels 
from Hans Kierstede, and that he cannot now recollect from whom he 
had other com. 

8. Where had he left the white and grey peas, which were on the 
loft ? 8. Says, he had no other than a few peas of his own, but that C. 
van Borssum had peas taken every moming for two months successively 
from the loft for his hogs by his negro and servant. 

9. Where did he leave Paulus Richard's shirts ? 9. Denies knowing 
anything in the least of them except that Paulus Richard's maid came to 
him one moming after a very windy night, and asked him, if a childs 
shirt had not been blown on to his place, whereupon he, William Thome, 
answered the maid, he knew nothing of it 

10. Is he married ; to whom and where ? 10. Is married and his 
wife and child are at Boston. 

11. What then has he to do with another woman in the house ? ii. 
Says, she is his sister in law and that he took her into the house, because 
she had no other shelter and was away from her friends. 



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:sc5es for T'^rtbrrh K^et. 2gcr-*ngadcd for tlicfL 

I, Wb,^ cs ^"sr iMTiTif, 2X( zoii puBTf of bcTt^ ? I. Eluabctli Kay, 37 

JL IrA sbf Qcc czke the iniie ^ :^ cfTTTg or cnliige it ? 2. No^ 
^1X5 :2e >xr vas roctea aod 3»ic tigitL 

3. !>:<! sbe oat secrete is a sack :^e frux. t&at came throagli die 
fisjfe ? 3l Hie gnm fdl of crsdf oa bsr bed. v^^em s^ took it with a pan 
aa^ y^ it in a ^2^ in cbe cocaer ; bczt A-fTrnr^ ber fzizlt, that she did not 
iacBediire^T nuke it kaovn aad scbciics to naie pxn^saaent, vhich the W. 
Ceyzxt shall Ear oa her bat prars fj c^Iieui esBL 

4. WSsca ^d Wiilinn H^rae iu£I the trnbrr a^rxnst the loft ? 4. 
See sifSy that she hcfself luiled she boards a^ziatt the toft and that she 
tio^'ped the boles with ng^ and octea wanacd Cora? van BonsniDy when 
the peas la J these. 

5. When did she ten Wdias Th^rae of the pain ? 5. Kot ontil die 
Schocxt took him, Thome, oat of the hoose. 

6. Has she a hosband znd where ? 6. Ycs^ she has a husband at 
Bofloo, being a barber and she sars^ she left there; bec anse it was more 
e c opot c kal to come ; her husband's hand Shakes, so that he cannot f oDov 
his trade; she says also, Uiat William Thorne is innocent and has no 
knowledge of the matter, etc 

At a Coart of the W. Schoat, Bgry xnastas and Schepens holden at 
the CitT HaH of the Citj K : Orange on the lo'^ April A* 1674. Present 
Capt. W? Knjf on behalf of the Gorern' General ; Johannis De Peyster, 
Johannis Van Bru^ iEgidios Lorck, B or go m ast? ; Witlcm Becckman, 
Jeronimas Ebbiogb, Jacob Kip, Loorens ran der Sptegd, Gnilain Yer* 
planck, SchepcnSw 

Jacob Lersdaer, pltf. t/s Pieter Pietersen, deft Phf. demands in 
writing 770 lbs. of tobacco paid bj his factor March Cordca in Maryland 
to the deft, and 750 lbs of tobacco deducted for 5 half barrds of beer. 
DefC demands first satisfaction of the prerious jadgment and he is then 
willing and readj to answer the pitfs. demand. Ordered, that the pltf. 
shall first of all pay the previous judgment^ when the deft, is ordered to 
answer pltfsL demand. 

Cornells Coiscd, pltf. t/s Ralph Hudsinson, arrested and deft Deft 



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in default The City messenger Henry Newton declares, that he arrested 
the deft, and he nevertheless broke his arrest 

Jacobus De Haert, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. sues 
deft for fl. 100 for one anker of rum and demands payment Deft, says, 
that he drew the anker of rum on Silvester Salisbury's order and name, 
he being indebted so much to him. The W. Court having heard the ar- 
guments of parties and examined the pltfs. book, condemns the deft to 
satisfy and pay the demanded sum of fl. loo. 

Abel Hardenbroeck, pltf. v/s Misff Salisburry, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. loo. for shoes delivered to 
her husband. Deft objects to some items in the a/c. The W. Court 
having heard the arguments of parties on both sides, condemns the deft 
to pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. loo, unless the deft will declare 
on oath, that she did not receive the first two pairs of shoes, when the 
said 2 pairs shall be deducted from the fl. loo. further also deducting the 
ten guilders confessed by the pltf. 

Jan Turcot, pltf. v/s Albert Boss, deft Pltf. says he gave deft a 
bugle to repair, which the deft broke ; demands another or fl. 20 florins 
instead. Deft, says, the bugle was bi-valved inside and was not well 
made and broke in polishing. The W. Court refer the matter to the opin- 
ion of Jan Trompetter (the bugler) and Jan Cooly to see, who is in fault 
and to reconcile parties if possible. 

Claes Jansen, baker, pltf. v/s Arent Isaacksen, deft Pltf. demands 
in writing possession of his house. Deft, denies having given up the lease 
of the house. The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on 
both sides decree and order, that the deft, shall continue in the lease for 
the same price and pay as last year, as there is no evidence, that the deft 
had surrendered the lease in season to the pltf. 

Jan PhilipseUy pltf. v/s Capt Marten Kregier, deft Deft in de- 
fault 

Catharyna Lane, pltf. v/s Dirck Evertsen Fluid, deft Pltf. sues 
for the sum of j£$ : 2 according to obligation and demands condemnation. 
Deft says, he has an offset a/c for freight earned in the conveyance of 
her goods. Ordered, that deft shall bring in his offset a/c at the next 
Conrt day. 

Isaack Foreest, pltf. v/s Susanna Garland, deft Pltf. demands pay- 



76 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

ment of fl. 170 : 10 according to a/c. Deft. says, her estate is not jet set- 
tled and that she cannot paj, as the Orphan Master has not yet rendered 
anj decision. The W. Court condemns the deft, to pay the sum de» 
mandedy unless the estate be found insolvent, when the pltf. shall come 
in concurrence with the other creditors. 

Philip Waldman, pltf. t/s Jan Smedes, deft Both in default. 

Egbert Woutersen, pltf. v/s Ariaen Vincent, deft. Pltf. sues the 
deft, for the sum of fl. 130 — ^ in silver, ^ in beaver, | in awawant, for an 
ox sold and delivered him ; and demands payment. Deft admits the 
debt The W. Court condemns the deft to satisfy and pay the sum de- 
manded to the pltf. 

Schout Anth : De Mill, pltf. v/s William Thome, a prisoner, deft 
The Schout complains in writing. Deft denies having had any knowledge 
of the com. The W. Court having examined the matter and seen all that 
is material, find the deft not guilty. The Schout's demand is therefore 
dismissed being taken on suspicion, as he had offered Cornel van Borsum 
payment for said com. 

Ariaen Vincent, pltf. v/s David de Four, deft Pltf. demands from 
deft, the sum of fl. 100 for a horse sold him last year, which deft must pay 
him in beavers @ fl. so t&e piece. Deft says, he did not make any 
agreement, how high the beavers should go. The W. Court condemns 
the deft, to satisfy and pay the pltf. the sum demanded in beavers & fl. 
ao. unless he deft prove the contrary at the next Court day. 

Abraham Kermer, pltf. v/s Jan Raey, deft Parties agreed. 

Schout A: de Mill, pltf. v/s Elisabeth Kay, deft and prisoner. Pltf. 
says, that the prisoner on her own confession took and stole between the 
4th and 5th of April some skepels of wheat, which fell from above through 
the loft into the house below, where she dwelt ; he concludes therefore, 
that the abovenamed Elizabeth Kay shall be brought to the place, where 
justice is usually executed, be there tied to a stake and severely scourged 
and further be for ever banished beyond this City's jurisdiction with 
indemnification of the stolen corn with the costs incurred. The ^V. 
Court having heard the Officer's demand and the prisoner's confession, 
condemns and adjudges said Elisabeth Kay, as it thereby does, to be for 
ever banished beyond this City's jurisdiction ; also that she, the prisoner, 
pay the costs and msses of Justice for herself and the costs incurred in the 



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case and imprisonment of William Thorne, as the prisoner is found to 
have been the cause thereof. 

On the petition of Abraham Lammertsen Mol, Evert Pels and Jan 
Jansen Slot, requesting in substance a rehearing of a previous judgment 
of 15 March last in behalf of Thomas Lewis, pronounced against them 
and mentioning some reasons, why they demand it. It is apostilled : — 
The W. Court persists in said rendered judgment, as the petit? reasons 
are insufficient to grant a rehearing. 



To the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City of N: 
Orange, A* 1674. 

The undersigned barcquiers with due respect represent, that a lottery 
is made to navigate in common with the sloops belonging to this place by 
turns to Fort Nassau and the Village of Swaenenburgh, according to your 
Hon? orders, in a common fund, and whereas it is necessary that one or 
two persons be appointed to keep the a/cs thereof and to receive the 
earned freight money, until each sloop shall have made one trip, when each 
shall then receive his portion thereof according to the size of his sloop ; 
And whereas some of the skippers are not disposed thereunto, the peti- 
tion? request, that Your Worships, in order to prevent all differences, 
may be pleased to order, that all skippers, whose turn it is to sail, shall 
on their coming apply to those who shall be appointed to give in the quan- 
tity of their freight and pay in the freight money received, in order that as 
above stated each may receive his portion thereof, which doing we shall 



remain Your Worships Servants. 

Claes Bordingh, 
J. van de Water, 
S. van Cortlandt 



Was Signed 

Claes Tyssen, 
Claes Lock, 
B. Bayard, 
Dirck Jansen, 
Fred Hendricksen, 
Jan Jansen Moll, 
Dirck Fransen, 
P. Jacobsen Marius, 
Abraham Jansen, 
Thorn Lodewyckzen, 
Comelis Criegier. 



78 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

At a Court of the W.'Schout, Burgo-Masters and Schepens of the 

City New Orange on the i8th April A? 1674. 
The annexed petition being read and taken into consideration, it is 
apostilled as follows : — Whereas Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens find 
the petitioners' request just, the same is granted and allowed them, and 
petitioners are hereby authorized to appoint two persons, to whom each 
skipper on his arrival shall report the quantity of his cargo and deliver 
for keeping the freight money which it produced, to the end that each 
may enjoy his just right ; And all and every one of the skippers sailing on 
the common stock are hereby ordered and charged to observe and obey it 
By Order of the W. Court above mentioned 

In Absence of the Secretary, 

£. Herman, Clerk. 

At a Court of the W: Schout, Burgomasters & Schepens holden at the 
City Hall of the City N: Orange on the 24* April A? 1674. Capt. Knyff, 
on the part of the Gov- General, Johannis de Peyster, Johannis Van 
burgh, iEgidius Luyck, William Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob 
Kip, Lourens van der Spiegel, Guilain Verplanck. 

Jacob Leyselaar, pltf. v/s Pieter Pietersen, deft. Plif. produces 
certain a/c ; maintains that it ought to be deducted from the judgment 
pronounced in date. Deft, by his atty. Allard Anthony demands, that 
the pltf. shall first and foremost satisfy the previous judgment, according 
to the former order of this W. Court. The W. Court persists in its pre- 
vious order, that the pltf. shall first and foremost pay the judgment. 

Catharina Lane, pltf. v/s Dirck Evertsen Fluyd, deft Deft, in 
default The W. Court orders deft to bring in his offset a/c at the next 
Court day on pain of being deprived of his privilege. 

Schout Anth. De Milt, pltf. v/s Dirck Siecken, deft Pltf. says, that 
he caught the deft playing dice with two persons last Sunday at his house 
during preaching and as this is a violation of the Sabbath, he concludes, 
that the deft, ought to be condemned according to the Placard in a fine 
of twenty five guilders. The pltfs demand and deft's confession being 
heard by the W. Court the deft, is by plurality of votes condemned in a 
fine of five and twenty guilders pursuant to the tenor of the Placard 
enacted on that subject. 

Jan Philipsen Ringo, pltf. v/s Capt. Marten Cregier, deft Pltf. by 



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his att'y Allard Anthony demands from the deft, the sum of ft. 54:15 for 
earned monthly wages. Deft, produces his ofifset a/c, by which he proves, 
that the pltf. is paid and offers to confirm his a/c on oath. The W. 
Court having examined the a/c and heard the arguments of parties dis- 
miss pltf s action and condemn him in the costs, unless he can prove, 
that he went for the mast by consent of deft's son, when the deft, shall 
deduct that item and each shall then pay his own costs. 

Abraham Lammertsen Mol and Evert Evertsen, pltfs. v/s Thomas 
Lewis, deft. Pltfs. request a rehearing of a former judgment pronounced 
on the 13^ March last, bringing forward some reasons for the rehearing 
requested. The W. Court persists in its former judgment as the reasons 
are insufficient to grant a rehearing. 

Bay Croesvelt, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft Deft, in default. 

Philip Waldman, pltf. v/s Jan Smedes, deft. Both in default 

On M' Jacob Varrevanger's petition, requesting in substance an end 
with Mr. Steenwyck and that instead of the Surveyor Corteljou, who has 
made no decision nor award of his arbitration, a master mason and car- 
penter may be appointed to measure the lot in presence of Roubout and 
Leyselaer. Apostilled 

The W. Court shall immediately send for the Surveyor Corteljou and 
order him to appear here in person and to measure the ground in presence 
of Roubout and Leyselaer and report his award ; or in case of said Sur- 
veyor's further refusal and delay, that the W. Court shall complain to the 
Governor. 

On the skippers' petition representing, that Jan Schouten and Symen 
Barentsen are unwilling to deliver up the monies to the persons designated 
notwithstanding the apostille and order of this W : Court dated 18*^ April 
last. Apostilled — 

The W. Court orders the Schout again to notify said Jan Schonten 
and Symen Barentsen to obey the order and apostille granted on the 18^ 
instant on the petitioners request or on further refusal this W. Court shall 
otherwise provide. 

On Ambrosius the carman's petition requesting to fill the place of 
carter. Apostilled 

Petitioner's request is at present excused as the number of carmen is 
full, but whenever a place shall be vacant, the petitioners request will be 
taken into consideration. 







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On the petition of the porters of the Weighouse requesting to fill also 
the office of grain carriers. Apostilled 

Petitioners are referred to the Govemo' Genl., as this W. Court is in- 
formed, that his HonT has already disposed thereof. 

On the petition of Jacobus Fabritius, requesting to have an end put 
to the case between his wife and him, as she was continually postponing 
the matter, etz ; Apostilled 

That his wife Annetje Comelisen shall deliver in on the next Court 
day her papers appertaining to the subject or that in case of further delay 
and postponement judgment shall be rendered ; which shall be notified by 
the Court Messenger to said Annetje Comelis to the end, that she plead 
not ignorance. 

On Gabriel Minvielle's petition, requesting in substance, that this W. 
Court shall please to appoint two indifferent persons to appraize 12 tubs of 
tobacco left here by James Stavely for petitioners pay ; as the same are not 
merchantable. Apostilled as follows : — 

The W. Court finding, that the petitioners request is just, consent to 
the same and have thought proper therefore to nominate and authorize H' 
Schepen Verplanck and Th: Lewis to appraise said tobacco according to 
its value and to report their award. 

On petition of Margriet Gillisen Lanwaer, requesting that she, the pe- 
tition', may be authorized to resume possession of a lot leased by her to 
Capt. Matthyas Nicols, as Capt. Nicols is departed. , Apostilled 

Petitioner is allowed to resume possession of her lot and hold the 
property thereof. 

Dirck Smith requests, that execution may issue on a judgment ob- 
tained by him against Jacobus Fabritius on the 37*!* Feby. last. 

The W. Court having seen the notice served orders, that execution 
shall issue against the joint estate of Jacobus Fabritius and wife. 

On Margriet Stuyvesand's petition requesting, that she may take pos- 
session of a stable built by Capt. M. Nicolls on her ground, on appraisal of 
Arbitrators &c. Apostilled — 

Petitioner is ordered to summon Sieur Gabriel Minvielle, attorney of 
Capt Nicolls, and to furnish him copy of the petition to answer thereunto. 
Mons.' Corteljouw. 

The Court have patiently waited until now for the decision and re- 



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turn of your arbitration regarding the passage in dispute between M' Jacob 
and Mr. Steenwyck, but remarking your negligence, which is nothing else 
than indifference and that they are very much importuned from time to 
time by said M' Jacob thereabout, their W. have thought proper again to 
let you know and to require you to repair hither before next Tuesday to 
measure the ground in dispute in presence of the gentlemen thereunto 
previously appointed, and to report the decision to this Worship" Court ; 
or by further delay, they shall be constrained to complain to the Govemo' 
Done in the City Hall of the City N : Orange on the 24*?* Aprill A? 
1674. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast? and Schepens, holden in the City 
Hall of the City N: Orange on the first of May, A? 1674. Present An- 
thony De Mill, Schout, iCgidius Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes 
De Peyster, Burgomast^ ; Willem Beeckroan, Jeronimo Ebbinck, Jacob 
Rip, Lourens van der Spiegel, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Jan Hendrickz!" van Gunst, arrestant and pltf., Doctf Henry Taylor, 
arrested and deft. Pltf. says, he has attached the sum of fl. 134 in John 
Shackerly's hands and as deft, does not reside here, he requests that the 
attachment may be declared valid etz. 

Jacobus Fabritius, pltf. v/s Annetje Comelis, deft. Pltf. demands 
quick justice and decision in the case between him and his wife. Defts. 
attorney AUard Anthony requests delay until the next Court day to pre- 
pare his papers, as he had the gout in his hands, which this time prevented 
him. The W. Court grant him time, until the next Court day to explain 
his papers. 

Pieter Pangbome, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. The W. 
Court having understood the case in question, refer it to Jacob Abramsen 
and Carsten Loursen to reconcile parties if possible, if not to report to 
the Court. 

Catharin Lane, pltf. v/s Dirck Evertsen Floid, deft. The W. Court 
refer the case in question to Sieur Stephanus van Cortland and Johannes 
Vermin je to reconcile parties if possible; or otherwise to report to the 
Court. 

Allard Anthony complains, that Dirck Evertse abused him for a 
rogue. Dirck Evertse denies having said so, but that he said that he was 

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a rogue, who had written the obligation in sterling money. Allard An- 
thony is ordered to institute his action properly. 

Claas Dietloofs, pltf. v/s Annetje Comelis, deft. Pltf. complains, 
that the deft, has abused him as a consummate rogue. Deft, thro' her 
att'y Allard Anthony denies having said so. The W. Court having heard 
the Schouts declaration to which the pltf. appeals; absolve the deft, and 
condemn the pltf. in the costs. 

Bay Croesvelt, pltf. v/s Jacobus Fabritius, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft, the sum of fl. 156. 3: as per a/c. Deft, admits the debt, 
but requests time until he shall be reinstated in his estate and the suit 
with his wife be terminated. The W. Court condemns the deft, to pay 
the demanded sum of fl. 156: 3. to the pltf. with costs. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Jannettie de Kleuse, deft. Pltf. says, that 
the deft, baptized a child of Reformed parents on the 18^ of April last, 
when the father was from home, which is a thing which can never be 
tolerated by those of the Reformed religion; — ^he concludes therefore, 
that the deft, shall be imprisoned and moreover be condemned in a fine 
of one hundred guilders zewant, with costs. Deft, admits she baptized 
the child thro' ignorance; and requests forgiveness, if she did wrong. 
The W. Court having considered the matter and likewise weighed the evil 
consequences and other inconveniences, which might result and arise 
therefrom, condemn the deft, for her profanation and disrespect of the 
Holy Sacrament of Baptism, that she shall be imprisoned and remain 
there until further order. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Anthony Jansen Sale, deft. Pltf. makes 
his charge in writing. Defts. wife appears and says, that the Quaker was 
brought at Nine o'Clock in the evening to her house by Margriet Philips' 
daughter, who told her at the same time, that the Schout was already 
notified of said Quaker, etc. Deft, is ordered to prove her statement at 
the next Court day. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Gysbert van Loon, deft. Pltf. complains of 
the small loads, which the deft, frequently rides for the City; and that he 
found him yesterday with one palisade at one time on his cart; whereby 
the City is greatly defrauded; he therefore requests, that the W: Court 
shall administer such justice to the deft., that he may be an example to 
others. Burgomasters and Schepens having heard the defts. excuse and 



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defence condemn him in a fine of twenty five guilders ; and if he attempts 
to do so again he shall be deprived of his place as carter. 

David de Four's wife appears in Court and brings evidence, that she 
made no agreement with Adriaen Vincent to deliver the beavers at 20 gl. 
in payment of the horse. The W. Court having heard the evidence 
decree, that de Four can pay Adriaen Vincent with beaver at 24 guilders 
a piece. 

Stephanus van Cortland appears in Court for himself and for the re- 
maining skippers and barcquiers; he requests to know, if Abram Lubbert- 
sen's sloop, which Jan Schouten and Symon Baerentsen hired and were 
with it to the Esopus, shall make two trips, to wit: once for Jan Schouten 
and once for Abram Lubbertsen. The W. Court decree, that what 
Abram Lubbertsen's sloop realized in freight shall come into the common 
fund, and whenever Abram Lubbertsen's turn comes, not Abram Lub- 
bertsen's but Jan Schouten's sloop shall sail in its place; unless the 
barquiers can otherwise agree amongst themselves. 

On the complaint of the skippers, Christiaen Pietersen is ordered to 
deliver into the common fund all that he has already earned and shall 
yet earn and render a due a/c thereof to the other skippers, except only 
the first trip, which Christiaen shall have made according to the privilege 
granted him by the Govemo' 

On Jacobus Fabritius petition setting forth, that he intended to return 
to his house to live with his wife etc. Apostilled: The W. Court orders 
the petitioner not to presume to enter the house before and until the suit 
between him and his wife be terminated. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast? and Schepens holden at the City 
Hall of the City N: Orange the 22"?' May A*? 1674. Present Capt. Willem 
Knyf on behalf of the Govemo'; Anthony de Mill, Schout; Egidius 
Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes de Peyster, Burgomasters; Willem 
Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kipp, Lourens van der Spiegel, 
Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archer, deft. Whereas question has 
arisen between Thomas Gibbs on the one part and John Artcherd on the 
other part relative to a matter of a/c, therefore the W. Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens have deemed it advisable to nominate and authorize 



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as arbitrators over said matter, as they hereby do nominate and authorize 
Sieurs Pieter Jacobsen Marius, Dirck van der Cleef, Thomas Lodewycks 
and John Shackerly, who are hereby required and requested to examine 
the a/c, to hear the arguments and if possible to reconcile parties; other- 
wise to render a report to the Court. 

Jan Philipzen Ringo, pltf. v/s Marten Cregier Senior, deft. Pur- 
suant to order and judgment of this W. Court dated 24 April last, pltf. 
offers by the att'y Allard Anthony depositions of Hendrick Arentsen, to 
prove thereby that he went for the mast by consent etc. The W. Court 
having examined said depositions and heard the defts. objections made 
also the report of defts. son, decree that the pltfs. depositions cannot be 
received as sufficient and therefore dismiss his demand and condemn 
him, pltf., in the costs. 

Annettie Comelis, pltf. v/s Jacobus fifabritius, deft. Pltf. declares 
in writing. Deft, demands copy to answer on the next Court day to this 
new action being of a criminal nature. The W. Court grant deft. copy. 
The Schout adjoins himself in the action with the injured party. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Anthony Jansen Sallee, deft. Pltf. says, 
that in the night between the 28^ and 29^ of April the deft, suffered an 
Englishman, named Edward Bambri, dwelling at Martenaar's Neck, to 
sleep (at his house) which is directly contrary to the Placard of the Hon^'.^ 
Govern' General enacted on that subject; therefore he concludes, that 
the deft, ought pursuant to said Placard be condemned in a fine of fl. 600 
with costs. The W. Court having heard pltfs. demand asked the deft, if 
she could, pursuant to the order of the last Court day, prove, that when 
Marg^ Philips daughter brought the Englishman to her house, the said 
daughter stated, the said Englishman was already returned to the Schout 
etc. Deft, replies, that she has no other proof than her. husband and 
child. The W. Court having heard the denial of Marg* Philips and her 
said daughter hold the case in deliberation until the next Court day. 
Meanwhile their worships shall further examine the Placard. 

Anthony Jansen Sal^e, pltf. v/s Margriet Philips, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the defts. daughter brought an Englishman to lodge at his house, 
saying that the Schout was already notified about him, but such not 
being the case, the Schout now proceeds against him. Deft, denies it 
and says, she never saw the Englishman before, but that he came to her 



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house and requested a night's lodging, whereupon thro' charity she gave 
him I English and i Holland shilling and sent him with her daughter to 
the pltfs. to find out, where the said Englishman could lodge for money — 
but never ordered her daughter to say so, — who being called in denies 
having told the pltf. so. The Court postpones the case until the next 
Court day. 

Pieter Groenendyck, pltf. v/s Justus Witfield, deft. Pltf. complains 
and says, that notwithstanding orders to the contrary, he was assaulted 
by the deft, on the same day, that justice was executed on the three 
soldiers on the Flat near the Mill, and his clothes torn from his body 
without he in the least having given the deft, any cause therefor; pltf. 
therefore demands, that deft, may be ordered to make good to him the 
torn clothes and moreover be strictly interdicted any more to assault him 
in a similar manner: all with costs. Deft, denies having done what he is 
charged with ; and demands copy to answer thereunto at the next Court 
day, which is granted him by the W. Court. 

Schout de Mill, pltf. v/s Justus Whitfield, deft. Pltf. sues accord- 
ing to suit entered in writing for the assault on Pieter Groenendyck. Deft, 
requests copy of the demand and time to bring in his depositions and 
proofs. Deft, is allowed time until the next Court day. 

Jan de fforeest, pltf. v/s Anna ffelle, deft. Pltf. sues deft, for the 
sum of fl. 170. for curing a negro, who met with a very bad accident, also 
for medicine furnished deft, and children; whereon he acknowledges to 
have received fi. 56., balance due being one hundred and fourteen 
guilders; he demands payment. Deft, admits the debt, but says she 
agreed with the pltf., that he pltf. should wait until Cousseau, the negro's 
master had come. The W. Court having heard parties' arguments con- 
demns the deft, to pay the sum demanded to the pltf. deducting what 
deft, may have paid thereon. 

Jan Shackerly, pltf. v/s Jan Corsen, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Stevensen, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Deft, in default. 

Mettie Wessels, pltf. v/s Anthony de Mill, deft. Pltf. says, that the 
deft, had yesterday morning used force and violence against her at her 
own house, having opened a door, that was closed and took away by 
force two gutters, which she bought and paid for; directly contrary to all 
laws etc. Therefore pltf. demands respectfully as a widow, that she may 



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be protected by your Worships and the deft, be condemned to bring the 
gutters back to the place, from whence he took them and pay moreover 
such fine for the poor as your Worships may deem proper, with costs. 
Deft, protests against the demand saying that, they are his gutters, which 
the pltf. without his knowledge or consent had taken away from the place 
he had laid them. Thereupon he took them back with the City Messen- 
ger by express orders of the President Burgomaster. Burgomaster 
Luyck, Schepens Van der Spiegel and Verplanck with Adolf Pietersen 
testify, that the matter is, as the deft, has declared with other circum- 
stances. Burgomaster Luyck requests, that the pltf. shall prove as she 
declares in her demand, that the deft, used force and violence towards 
her. Ordered that the pltf. shall prove so. 

The attorney AUard Anthony produces in Court all his papers and 
documents made use of in the action of Annetie Comelis against her 
husband Jacobus Fabritius; declaring further that it was all he could 
bring in; requests therefore that the Magistrates of the Court should 
pronounce sentence hereupon. 

Jacobus ffabritius this day did likewise; requesting that judgment 
may be pronounced thereon. 

Dirck Jansen de Groot, pltf. v/s Hendrick Bosch, deft. The ques- 
tion of parties being for the outfit of defts. late clerk Bruyn Hagens etc. 
Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens have thought proper to refer the 
matter to Jacob Teunissen Kay and Jonas Bartelsen to reconcile parties 
if possible, or otherwise to report to the Court. 

On petition of Ambroos de Weerhem he was appointed to and con- 
firmed in the place of Wolphert Webber as carman of this City, the latter 
having retired. 

Extraordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden 
at the City Hall of the City N : Orange the 24*? May, A? 1674. 

Jan Poppen, arrestant and pltf. v/s Balthazaer Stuyvesand, arrested 
and deft. Pltf. demands, that deft, give to Mr Com? Steenwyck an a/c 
of a case of candles, which the said Stenwyck had given him, pltf., on his 
last voyage to Curapao to sell for him there to the best advantage, or if he 
could not sell them to hand them over to the deft., which he did. Deft, 
admits having received the case of candles from the pltf's hands, with 



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orders to sell the same for the best advantage of the pltf. and to do there- 
with as if they were his own, and he so sold said candles and for a part of 
the proceeds thereof bought a negro for Jan Poppen's a/c. and marked 
the same with Jan Poppen's mark, which negro has since died. Pltf. 
admits having given deft, such order, namely that he, the deft, should 
sell the candles to the best advantage and do thereby as if they were his 
own, etc. Deft, offers to confirm by oath, that he bought such negro for 
that money, and that said negro died ; saying there only remained 1 1 @ 
12 guilders and that he bought the negro for 24^ or 24^ pieces of eight. 
The W. Court having heard the debates of parties and taken the matter 
into serious consideration, decree that as the deft, had a general order 
from Jan Poppen to sell the candles to the best advantage as if his own 
and that the deft, according to his statement has done so, that the loss of 
the negro shall be for pltf's. a/c. on condition that the deft, shall if pltf. 
require it, confirm by oath, that he bought the negro with part of the pro- 
ceeds of the candles, and that said negro died; the pltf. is further con- 
demned in the costs accrued herein. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast^ and Schepens holden at the City 
Hall of the City N: Orange the 29*^ May A? 1674. Present Capt. WiUem 
Rnyff, Anthony De Mill, Schout; ^gidius Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, 
Johannes De Peyster, Burgomast?; Jeronimus Ebbingh, Jacob Kipp, 
Lourens v: Spiegel, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Balthazaer Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen van Deventer, deft. 
Pltf. declares, that the deft, had hired himself to him, pltf., in presence 
of divers witnesses to make a voyage with him, pltf., in his yacht to 
Cura9ao, but the deft, by his going away has nullified it again, which 
tends greatly to pltfs. damage ; demands, that the deft, be condemned to 
pay the costs incurred in drawing the contract, with costs. The W: 
Court having heard the arguments of parties, also the defts. excuse, con- 
demns him to satisfy and pay the pltf. the costs incurred in drawing the 
agreement; also the costs of suit. 

Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archer, deft. The arbitrators formerly 
appointed deliver the report of their award, wherein they declare, that 
they have closed the a/c between parties; but refer the other a/cs 
regarding the expences incurred on the house, back to this W. Court. 



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Whereupon the W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on both 
sides, and examined a contract between them, order them to observe and 
fulfill their said contract. 

Mr. Comelis Steenwyck, pltf. v/s Jan Poppen, deft. Pltf. demands 
the proceeds of 433^ lbs. of candles given to the deft, on his last voyage 
to the Island of Curasao, to be sold there for the best advantage of him, 
the pltf., or if the deft, could not sell them then to deliver them into the 
hands of ^Balthazaar Stuyvesand. Deft, replies and says, that he had ac- 
cording to orders left said candles in the hands of said Stuyvesand with 
orders to be sold there to the best advantage; also that the candles when 
he delivered them were much injured and melted together. The W. 
Court decree, that Jan Poppen shall be credited in the a/c ag'st Mr. 
Steenwyck with so many of the candles, as Balthazar Stujrvesand admits 
in a/c. to have received ; and for the balance it shall be made good to the 
pltf. by the deft, or he shall give account, where they remain, as it ap- 
pears that deft, according to order left the candles in B. Stuyvesands 
hands. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft. Pltf. de- 
livers into Court his papers and documents to make his deduction etc. 
Deft, ordered to deliver in his papers in like manner by the next Court 
day. 

Jan Shackerly, pltf. v/s Jan Corsen, deft. Pltf. sues the deft, for 
the sum of fl. 84. Holland currency for goods sold to deft. ; demands con- 
demnation with costs. The defts. 2"^ default. The W. Court orders the 
pltf. to furnish deft, copy of the demand to answer thereunto at the next 
Court day. 

Jan Stevensen, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Pltf. demands from 
deft, four months and 8 days rent at fl. 250. per annum and asks for 
judgment. Defts. 2? default. The W. Court orders, that the pltf. shall 
furnish the deft, copy of the demand to answer thereunto at the next 
Court day. 

Pieter Groenendyck, pltf. v/s Justus Witfield, deft. Pltf. says, he 
was very badly treated and assaulted by the deft, on the day when justice 
was executed on the three soldiers and the clothes torn from his body, 
without the pltf. having given the deft, the least reason for it. The pltf. 
therefore requests that the deft, may be forbidden to trouble him any 



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more, making good the torn clothes, with costs. The W. Court having 
heard defts. excuse, condemns him to have the pltf 's torn clothes properly 
repaired, and hereby strictly order the deft, not to molest the pltf. hence- 
forward and finally to pay the costs. Costs fl. 13. incurred herein. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Justus Witfield, deft. Pltf. says, that deft, 
returning home on the 4^ May last as soon as justice was executed on the 
3 soldiers treated very ill Pieter Groenendyck, tearing the coat off his 
body etz, as appears by the depositions annexed : he concludes therefore, 
as it is a contempt of Court, which has been committed and must be con- 
sidered a public street assault, that the deft, shall be condemned in a fine 
of three hundred guilders or otherwise punished according to his deserts 
etz. Burgomasters and Schepens having heard the defts. excuse and 
examined the declarations, condemn him in a fine of fl. 25. zewant value 
for the benefit of the Schout, with costs. 

ffrederik Gysbertsen, pltf. v/s ffrancois Miserty, deft. Pltf. produces 
an assignment for the sum of fi. 74, which the deft, had passed to Sieur 
Bedloo A? 1672, which assignment was refused by Sieur Bedloo as he, 
deft., had no more to the good; pltf. therefore demands payment with 
costs. Deft, denies having given the assignment and saying, he is not 
indebted to the pltf. he offers to take his oath that the hand signature 
under the assignment is not his. The Schout adjoins himself in the 
action to the injured party. 

Jannettie Cregier, pltf. v/s Jan Smedes, deft. Pltf, demands from 
deft, according to handwriting the quantity of twelve beavers and asks for 
judgment. Deft, says, he has no beavers at present, but he is willing to 
satisfy pltf. in any other sort of pay. The W. Court condemns the deft, 
to satisfy and pay the pltf. the sum demanded according to obligation. 

Jannettie Cregier, pltf. v/s Luycas van Tienhoven, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands from deft, the quantity of six beavers; requests payment, with 
costs. Deft, admits the debt. The W. Court condemns the deft, to 
satisfy and pay the pltf. the debt demanded according to ackowledgment, 
with costs. 

Jannettie Cregier, pltf. v/s Jan de fforeest, deft. Pltf. says, the deft, 
owes her for a beast the quantity of three beavers; which the deft, holds 
for a pretended debt ; requests that deft, be ordered to pay. Deft. 
claims from the pltf. as per a/c the sum of fl. for curing a certain 



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accident and other medicines. The W. Court orders deft, to pay pltf. 
one beaver on the beast and to pay costs incurred herein. 

Mathys De Hacrt, pltf. v/s William Thome, deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft, the quantity of 30 Boston shilings for a hat sold him; demands 
judgement with costs. Defts. a^ default. Ordered that the pltf. shall 
furnish deft, copy of his demand to answer thereunto at the next Court 
day. 

Schout Anthony de Mill, pltf. v/s Anthony Jansen van Salee, deft. 
Pltf. says, that the deft, furnished lodging in the night between the 38^ 
and 2^ of April to an Englishman, named Edwacrt Bambri, residing at 
Martenaers Neck, which is directly contrary to the Placard made on that 
subject: he concludes therefore, that the deft, shall be condemned ac- 
cording to said Placard in a fine of fl. 600 in beavers with costs. Burgo- 
masters and Schepens having heard defts. excuse condemn him (for 
reasons) only in a fine of one beaver, with costs. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Mettie Wessels, deft. Pltf. makes his 
charge in writing. Deft, by her att' Allard Anthony demands copy to 
answer thereunto at the next Court day. Copy granted. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. v/s Dirck Wesselsen, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Hendrickzen van Gunst, pltf. v/s Pieter Jansen van Wercken- 
dam, deft. Deft, in default. 

James Mattheus, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Deft, in default. 

Pieter Philip Waltman, pltf. v/s Jan Smedes, deft. Pltf. in default. 

Luycas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Albert Hendncksen, deft. Deft. 
in default. 

Annettie Cornelis, pltf. v/s Jacobus Ffabritius, deft. Deft, ordered 
to answer at the next Court day, 

Jan de Soreest appearing in Court requests, that execution may issue 
on the judgment dated 22* May last pronounced against Anna ffelle. 
Burgomasters and Schepens having seen the notice served with the said 
Anna felle's answer thereunto, order and charge the Schout to put said 
judgment in execution. 

Pieter Stoutenburgh, Jan Vinge, Luycas van Tienhoven and Abram 
Verpianck requesting by petition satisfaction for the land taken from 
them in and about the City fort. Apostilled: — The Magistrates of the 
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Whereas Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City of N: 
Orange had appointed heretofore Sieurs francoys Rombouts and Jacob 
Leyselaer with the Surveyor Corteljouw to measure the passage and 
ground in dispute between M' Jacob Varrevanger and Mf Steenwyck, 
and to examine the ground briefs, etz. Whereas said Rombouts and 
Leyselaer are not now present to superintend said measurement, the 
Schout and Burgomast? have therefore 'thought fit to adjoin to the afore- 
said Surveyor Adolf Pietersen, and Gerrit Jansen Roos, in the place of 
said absent persons, who are authorized and requested in presence of the 
Schepens W. Beeckman and Geleyn Verplanck to measure equally the 
passage and ground in question, to examine the ground briefs and to 
reconcile parties if possible, otherwise to report their award to the Court 
on the next Court day. Done New Orange the 2 June 1674. 

At a Court of the W: Burgomasters holden at the City Hall of the 
City N: Orange on the 4 June 1674. Present Capt. Knyf, for the Gov- 
ernor; i^gidius Luyck, Johannis van Brugh, Johannis de Peyster, Burgo- 
masters. 

The Burgomasters communicated to the petition? and barquiers the 
order of the Governor regarding the release of the yachts etc, so that each 
of them may depart from hence when they think proper: It is further 
proposed to and demanded of them as the turn of all the yachts has not 
gone round, whether they had rather, that all that has been already 
earned by the skippers who have made trips should be divided in common 
now or whether they thought it better, that those who had already sailed 
should lie by so long, until the others also shall have made a trip and then 
to divide all that has been earned etz. Having heard the opinions of the 
majority of the skippers on the above, their W: resolved and concluded 
to speak to the Governor before any further disposition be made therein. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden at the City 
Hall of the City N: Orange, the 5*?* June A? 1674. Present Capt. Willem 
Knyf, Anthony de Mill, Schout; ^Egidius Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, 
Johannes De Peyster, Burgomasters ; William Beeckman, Jeronimus 
Ebbinck, Jacob Kipp, Lourens van der Spiegel, Guilaine Verplanck, 
Schepens. 

Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archerd, deft. The W. Court have 



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thought fit to refer this case again to the hereinbefore appointed arbitra- 
tors, to wit, to Sieurs Pieter Jacobsen Marias, Dirck van der CljrfF, 
Thomas Lewis and John Schackerly with recommendation to examine the 
contract and a/c between parties and if possible to reconcile them; other- 
wise to report to the Court. 

Burgomastf A. Luyck, pltf. v/s John Cooly, smith, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands from the deft, according to balance and settlement the sum of six 
hundred and fifty two guilders and sixteen stivers; requesting condemna- 
tion. Deft, admits the debt and requests a little delay. The W: Court 
condemns the deft, to satisfy and pay the pltf. the sum of fl. 653 
demanded. 

Comelis van Borsum, pltf. v/s fifrederick Lubbertse, deft. PltTs 
wife appears in Court and suing the deft, for thirteen beavers according 
to settlement for yearly money to her former dec' husband demands 
judgment. Deft, denies owing 13 beavers, but whatever it is is included 
and contained in a purchase of a house made with pltfs. son Hans Kier- 
stede etc. Pltf. is ordered to prove, that deft, owes her 13 beavers 
according to settlement. 

ffrederick Lubbertsen, pltf. v/s Hans Kierstede, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the deft, had caused to be included and annulled in the purchase of 
a house made with him, deft., the yearly salary which he, the pltf., owed 
his dec^ father Hans Kierstede the elder. He demands therefore to be 
discharged from defts. mothers claim, who has applied to him for it. 
Deft, admits his own fees as surgeon were included in the purchase of the 
house, but not his fathers yearmoney; produces the deed of sale executed 
before the Notary Bogardus etz. The W. Court having heard the argu- 
ments on both sides and seen the contract, the pltfs demand is dismissed 
and he is condemned in the costs. 

Dinrk van der Cleef, pltf. v s Huvgh Rirentsen de Kleyn, deft. 
Pltf. saysv he had heretofore laid ten hhds of tobacco in the cellar under 
the hc:2se occupied by the deft., which tobacco the deft, refuses to restore 
to him without Erst receivinic ^in unreasonable storage for it. He de- 
moiidsv that this W. Court will be pleased to dispose thereof. Banjo- 
masters and Schepens harin^ heard the ar^wments of parties^ order the 
deft, to let ±.e cirf. hare the tobacco r>rov:ded he shall pav cellar storxje 
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fifrederik Gysbertse, pltf. v/s ffrancois Chartier, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft, the sum of fi. 74 according to assignment made by deft, in 
the year 1672 on Sieur Bedloo, but not paid, as the deft, had no funds 
then with Sieur Bedloo. Pltf. therefore demands judgment with costs. 
The W. Court having heard the deft's acknowledgment condemns him to 
pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. 74. with costs. 

Luyckas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Albert Hendricksen, deft. Pltf. 
demands from deft, the sum of fl. 40 or two beavers for surgeon's fees for 
a certain accident, with costs. Defts. 2^ default. Ordered, that pltf. 
shall furnish copy hereof to the deft, to answer thereunto at the next 
Court day. 

Jacob Teunisen Kay, pltf. v/s Cornells van Borsum, deft. Deft, is 
ordered to hand in his paper before next Friday, when the Magistrates of 
the Court will pronounce judgment. The Schout demands one hundred 
guilders for the blood letting on both sides. 

Mathys De Haert, pltf. v/s William Thome, deft. Pltf. sues deft, 
for the sum of thirty Boston shillings for a hat sold him and demands 
judgment ; with costs. 

Deft, remaining contumax in appearance on the third Court day and 
in defending his cause, he is condemned on his default to pay the pltf. 
the sum demanded, with costs. 

Margrieta Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s The curators of B. d' Haert, decl", 
defts. Pltf. sues in writing. Deft, is ordered to answer in writing the 
pltfs. demand on the next Court day. 

Annettie Cornells, pltf. v/s Jacobus ffabritius, deft. Deft, answers 
pltf*s preceding demand. Pltf. demands copy. Copy granted. 

Luycas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Andries Jochemsen, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Gabriell Minvielle, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

James Matheus, pltf. v/s Simon Jansen Romyn, deft. Deft, in default. 

James Matheus, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Parties agreed. 

Pursuant to an order made by the W: Burgomasters on the 2^ inst. 
the appointed persons deliver into Court their award regarding the pas- 
sage and grounds in question between Mr Jacob Varrevanger and M' 
Comelis Steenwyck, which is as follows: — 



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Copy. 

Pursuant to the annexed authorization, we the undersigned have 
attended the survey made this day by the sworn Surveyor in presence of 
Schepens Beeckinan and Verplanck and us, and having examined the 
ground briefs of the litigating parties we find, that each of them occupy 
their ground correctly according to the aforesaid ground briefs; therefore 
decide, that MT Jacob Varrevanger properly owns the passage in ques- 
tion. In testimony have signed these in N: Orange the 2? June 1674. 
(Was Signed) Adolf Pictersen, 

Gerret Jansen Roos. 

This case shall be determined next Court day ; meanwhile copy 
hereof shall be furnished to the litigating parties. 

On Jan Cooly's petition requesting in substance to come in concur- 
rence with the other creditors of the estate of the M' ffrancois Lovelace 
ets. Apostilled: — Petitioner has to address himself in this regard to 
the appointed Commissioners of said estate, and to represent it to them. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast" and Schepens (with C^t. WiUem 
Rnyf presiding in place of the M' Govemo- holden at the City Hall of 
the City N: Orange the 8? June A? 1674. 

Having considered and read the papers, documents and other proofs 
produced in Court in the case between Annettie Comelissen, pltf. v/s 
Jacobus fFabritius, deft., the W. Court decree, and orders, that the parties 
comport themselves, as they ought to in order that they may win back 
again each others affection, leaving each other meanwhile unmolested: 
and regarding their estate and property it is ordered, that the promised 
fl. 1500. shall first and foremost be paid and satisfied to the children of 
said Annettie Comelissen by a former Marriage for their patrimony out 
of the estate and then the remainder shall remain in common between 
them both, the debts contracted to date being previously paid therefrom. 

At a Court of the W. Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens with Capt. 
Willem Knyf presiding in place of the Govemo.' holden at the City Hall 
of the City N: Orange the 9*^ June A° 1674. 

The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens having this day seen and 
ined the produced ground briefs and other evidence together with 



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the report of the two lately appointed persons respecting a passage in 
question between W Jacob Varrevanger, as attorney of Poulus Leender- 
sen V*' Grift, on the one side, and Mr Comelis Steenwyck on the other 
side, it was by plurality of votes decreed that, according to the ground 
briefs of the aforesaid Poulus Leendersen dated 19^ July, 1649, and the 
confirmation of Govemr R. Nicolls dated 13 July, 1667, granted unto 
him, as well as the general confirmation of Govern' Nicols dated 25^ July 
1667 granted to the H Steenwyck; also according to the last survey made 
by the Surveyor Corteljouw, Adolf Pietersen and Gerrit Jansen Roos in 
presence of the deputed Schepens Beeckman and Verplanck, the passage 
in question belongs according to the abovementioned evidence to the 
lot of Poulus Leendersen; therefore Mr Steenwycks pretence is dismissed 
and he is condemned in the costs incurred herein. 

The cause of Jacob Teunissen De Kay v/s Cornelis van Borsum is 
on said Kays petition left undecided, as they had mutually agreed to refer 
it to arbitrators; but as the Court are now stopped therein, the said Jacob 
is notified, that if they do not now agree, they must incur the costs of an 
extraordinary Court, etz. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens, holden in the 
City Hall the la*? June A? 1674. 

Present Capt Willem Knjrff, Anthony de Mill, Schout ; iCgidius 
Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes De Peyster, Burgomasters ; Wil- 
lem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbinck, Jacob Kipp, Lourens van der Spie- 
gel, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Margrieta Stuy vesand, pltf. v/s The curators of B : d' Haert, decl, 
deft Whereas the defts. has not answered the pltfs. demand according 
to order of the last Court day, it is directed that this shall be entered as 
a default and on defts' petition, that this W. Court shall please ex officio 
to order or permit some person to attend to their cause, it is apostilled : 
That the defts. may empower some person to attend to their cause. 

Jacob Teunissen Kay, pltf. v/s Gabriell Minvielle, deft. Defts. 3^. 
default Pltf. demands from the deft, according to obligation the sum of 
fl. 1374 and requests sequestration of the monies. The W. Court grants 
sequestration. 

Jannettie Cregier, pltf. v/s Geertie Jansen, deft Pltf. demands res- 



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titution of a gold ring given to her, defL, in pledge for fi. 49 zewant rent. 
Deft is willing to restore the ring; whenerer the pltf. pays her in beavers 
or batter according to agreement. The W. Coort condemns the pltf. to 
pay the debt to the deft, according to agreement first ; when the deft shaU 
restore the ring; and the pltf. is condemned in the costs incurred herein. 

Schoat A : de Mill, pltf. y/s Mettie Wessells, deft Deft answers 
pltf s demand. Pltf. requests copy to answer thereunto at the next Court 
day. Copy granted. 

Schout De Mill, pltf. y/s Dirck Wesselsen, deft Pltf. says, that an 
Indian brought him some goats on the 20*^ May last, which the Schepen 
Verplanck had bought for him, pltf., but as it was Sunday and he would 
not let them be removed from the canoe before sundown, the said Indian 
meanwhile sold them again to the deft Afterwards pltf. agreed with the 
deft, in presence of Burgomast' Luyck, Schepens van der Spiegel and Ver- 
planck, that he, the pltf., should have the goats and the Indian bring back 
others in three or four days for the deft or that in default thereof the pltf. 
should make good the defts. disbursed monies, and as the goats are now 
brought by the Indian the deft refuses to receive them. Pltf. demands, 
that deft may take them or assume to himself the damage, with the costs 
incurred and still to be incurred. Deft admits, that what the pltf. al- 
ledges is true, but says the goats are not as good as the first. The W. 
Court having heard the deft admission orders him to receive the goats, 
provided they are as good as the first or otherwise to settle it by award of 
Arbitrators. 

For the case in question between Jan Turcot, pltf. v/s Anthony Le- 
pinar, deft, the W. Court nominated and authorized as arbitrators, Sieurs 
Gabriell Minvielle and Paulus Richard, who are hereby requested to ex- 
amine the a/cs of parties and if possible to reconcile them or otherwise to 
report their award at the next Court day. 

For the Case in question between Jan Oerye, pltf. v/s Anthony Le- 
pinar, deft, are in like manner nominated and authorized as arbitrators 
Sieur G : Minvielle and Paulus Richard to reconcile parties or to report 
to the Court. 

Willemtie van Lyden, pltf. v/s Albertus Ringo, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft resdtution of a testament and psalm book, which the deft, 
bartered from her son Pons Jansen. The W. Court having heard the 



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defts. answer, orders that Pons Jansen shall appear on the next Court day 
in person to say, how it was with the barter of the books, etz. 

Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archard, deft. Deft, in default. 

Claes Pietersen, pltf. v/s Pieter van Brestede, deft. Deft, in default. 

On petition of Jacob Teunissen de Key representing in substance, 
that he has not as yet terminated with Comelis van Borsum, althoup^h he 
had with consent of the said Van Borsum referred the case to arbitrators ; 
requesting therefore that this VV. Court would de novo be pleased to ap- 
point a day to pronounce a definitive judgment thereupon etc. Apos- 
tilled : — The W. Court shall make it convenient to examine the witnesses 
and other evidence of the parties on next Saturday at two o'clock of the 
afternoon, when they shall have to repair there. 

Burgomast' Luyck reports to the Court, that he had some conference 
with the Govemo' relative to a petition presented in date 29^ May last to 
this W. Court by Jan Vinge, Pieter Stoutenburgh, Abram Verplanck, and 
Luycas van Tienhoven relative to some land taken for the City's use near 
the fortifications, for which they demand satisfaction etz. The Hon^-® 
Govemo' gave for answer, that the persons, who had been formerly ap- 
pointed to appraise the houses, gardens etc now should also appraise the 
lands included and that petitioners should be satisfied. 
Copy. 

Whereas complaints have been made to me that some persons neglect 
and refuse to pay the BookKeeper Jacobus van de Waeter the hundredth 
penny, which pursuant to the assessment made and the consequent publi- 
cation thereon dated 19 Feb^ and 17 March last past was ordered to be 
raised by form of loan for the payment of the incurred and still to be in- 
curred expences in the reparation of the fortifications on the Island Man- 
hatans, I have, therefore, thought necessary hereby to order and direct 
the W. Court of this City of N : Orange to proceed by immediate execu- 
tion, without distinction of persons against the negligent or contuma- 
cious. 

Done flfortWillem Hendrik the 12 June A° 1674. 

Was Signed 

A : Colve. 

On the date aforesaid appeared M^ Steenwyck at the Court of Bur- 
gomasters and Schepens and declares to appeal from the judgment pro- 

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nounced between him and M5 Jacob Varrevanger, dated .... . last 
respecting a passage in question between them. 

Extraordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden 
at the City Hall of the City N : Orange the i6^ June A* 1674. Present 
Capt. Willem Knyff presiding on the part of the Govern' Anthony de 
Mill, Schout ; iEgidius Luyck, Johannis De Peyster, Burgomasters : Wil- 
lem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbinck, Jacob Kipp, Lour v. Spiegell, Guilaine 
Verplanck, Schepens. 

Burgomasters and Schepens having seen and read the papers docu- 
ments and depositions produced in the cause between Jacob Teunissen 
de Key, pltf. v/s Comelis van Borsum, deft, and the respective witnesses 
having had communication again of their depositions, who, on the pltf's 
side persist by their declarations but some alteration and doubt has been 
made by those on deft's side — the Court decides that whereas of itself it 
appears proved, that Comelis van Borsum was the first fomentor of the 
quarrel, therefore he is ordered to let the said Jacob Teunissen be hence- 
forth unmolested, paying the costs of suit incurred on both sides ; and 
further on the demand and complaint of the Schout made against the 
guilty party, Comelis van Borsum is condemned in the fine and penalty 
of fifty guilders in merchantable beavers at 8 gl. the beaver to be applied 
for the benefit of the Schout abovenamed. 

At a Court holden in the City Hall of the City N. Orange the 19^ June 
A* 1674. Present Capt. Willem Knyff proses in loco Dom* Gubematorij 
— Anthony De Mill, Schout, iEgidius Luyck, Johannis van Brugh, Johannis 
de Peyster, Burgomast^ ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbinck, Jacob 
Kipp, Lourens vander Spiegell, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archerd, deft. Deft's 2I default 
Pltf. demands that deft, may be ordered to pay the costs due in the suit 
between them both. Pltf. is ordered to prove at the next Court day, how 
nearly the parties agreed about the costs in presence of the last arbitrators. 

Jacob Teunissen de Key, pltf. v/s Gabriell Minvielle, deft. Deft, 
appears and offers in place of sequestration to give security. The W. 
Court orders him to give security. 

Margrieta Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s The curators of the estate left by 
Balthaz' De Haert, defts. The defts answer in writing pltfs demand 



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and accuse the pltf. of theft etz. The Schout adjoins him in the action to 
the injured party. Pltf. by her att'y A : Anthony demands copy of the re- 
ply to answer thereunto. The W. Court : Fiat copy, 

Jan Jacobsen, pltf. v/s Dirck Van der Cleef and Jan vande Waeter as 
curators of John Ryders estate, defts. Pltf. demands from the estate of 
John Ryder, over which defts are appointed curators, a quantity of rum, 
with costs. Defts reply, that they are ignorant of the matter and that 
the pltf. had never delivered them any a/c. The W. Court non-suit pltf. 

Jan de fforeest, pltf. v/s Jannettie Cregier, deft. Pltf. represents, 
that in the last judgment pronounced between him and deft, there was a 
mistake ; requests that the matter may be again revised, which being done 
by the W. Court and the defts answer being heard they order, that the 
pltf. shall deduct and pay the deft, only 12 "!* of butter received by him 
instead of one beaver. 

Anthony de Mill, pltf. v/s Mettie Wessels, pltf. Pltf. replies. Deft, 
demands copy of the paper to answer thereunto. Which is granted to 
deft 

Luycas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Albertus Hendricksen, deft, Pltf. 
demands from deft for curing an accident the sum of fl. 40 or two beavers 
according to agreement made together. Deft, says, the pltf. did not cure 
him entirely. The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties to- 
gether with the defts acknowledgment, condemn him to satisfy and pay 
the pltf. the sum of fl. 30 with costs. 

For the case in question between Nicolaes Willem Stuy vesand on the 
one side and Jan Hendricks Kyckuyt on the other, the W. Court has 
nominated and authorized as arbitrators Johannes Van Couwenhoven and 
Wolfhert Webber, who are hereby requested to examine the a/cs between 
parties, to hear their further differences and to reconcile them if possible, 
or otherwise to report to the Court at the Next Session. 

Baithazaer Bayard and Hans Kierstede, pltfs, Marrettie, widow of 
Govert Loockerman, deft. Deft in default. 

Luycas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Andries Jochemsen, deft. Defts. 2I 
default. 

Otto Gerrits, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Bos, pllf. v/s Jan Hendricks van Gunst, deft. Deft in default 

Jan Comelissen, pltf. v/s Louwies Jansen, deft. Deft, in default 




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Willemtie van Leyden, pltf. v/s Albertus Ringo, deft. Deft, in default. 

Willem Bogardus appears in Court and requests, that the attachment 
made by him by order of Francois Rombouts on 20 skepels of wheat and 
150 lbs. of smoked bacon lying on the sloop from South River and be- 
longing to the late John Garland may be declared valid etz. Ordered, 
that deft. Bogardus or his principal shall take possession of the attached 
property and take care, that it suffer no damage, until further disposition 
be made therein, provided that this shall in no way tend to the prejudice 
of the general creditors of the inventoried estate. 

On Pieter Groenendyk's petition requesting, that this W : Court shall 
please to determine the price of a torn coat, as it is to be made good by 
Justus Whitfield, for s*? coat is so torn, that it cannot be well repaired. 
Apostilled : The W. Court refer the case to the judgment of M' Roele 
Roelofsen and Jan Ros to appraise the torn coat as to its value, before it 
was torn and what damage it has now sufifered. which damage the deft. 
Justus Whitfield shall make good to the petition' costs fl. 4. 

Jannettie Cregier appears in Court and requests that execution may 
issue on the judgment obtained by her against Jan Smedes etz. fi. 10. 
Secret. The W. Court having seen the notice served, orders the Schout 
to execute said judgment. 

Jannettie Cregiers requests the like against Luycas van Tienhoven, 
which is granted her. Beg. fl. 10. 

The Schout demands, that he may levy execution on Antony Jansen 

van Sale according to a judgment obtained in date last, which is 

granted and allowed him. fi. 12 in all. 

Anthony de Mill, Schout, pltf. v/s Jacobus ffabritius, prisoner. Pltf. 
demands in writing and produces divers depositions in verification there- 
of. Prisoner answers in writing by petition, in which he excuses himself 
very much, offering to confirm by evidence what he stated. The W. 
Court orders the prisoner to be again imprisoned for the insults committed 
against the Court ; and further ordered that the prisoner shall prove what 
he brings in his defence. 

Cornelis van Borsum appears in the Secretary's Office of this City 
and declares to appeal to the Govern o' General and Council respecting 
the judgment pronounced by this W. Court in date 16*!* inst. between him 
and Jacob Teunissen de Key. — 2o'^ June 1674. 



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Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens with Capt. Willem Knyff, dele- 
gate of the Hon**i* Goverao' being assembled CoUegialiUr at the City Hall 
being 23"? June 1674. 

The President Burgomaster informs the Court of the cause of the 
meeting, which was in consequence of some unwilling persons, who re- 
fused to pay the Bookkeeper J. van de Waeter their quota according to the 
assessment made for the repair of the City fortifications ; whereupon fol- 
lowed and was handed to this Court the Govemo"? order to constrain by 
immediate Execution the unwilling to pay ; it was therefore proposed by 
the President aforesaid to the Court to find suitable Means and Expedi- 
ents to enforce in the best manner the Govemo*? said order. 

It is resolved on the above by plurality of votes, that it shall be to- 
morrow published from the City Hall, that every one, who is still in arrears 
on the assessment shall pay the same within 3 times 24 hours on pain, 
through further delay, of those unwilling being proceeded against by im- 
mediate execution ; and the following is also published — 

Whereas it is found, that notwithstanding the express order and 
Placards affixed by the Hon^l* Govemo' some of the inhabitants of this 
City still refuse and fail to satisfy and pay their quota according to the 
assessment made for the payment of the expences incurred in fortifying 
this City, each and every of said neglectful persons are therefore hereby 
warned promptly to satisfy and pay the respective orders directed to them 
by the Bookkeeper J van de Waeter and that within the time of thrice 24 
hours, on pain through further delay that the unwilling shall, according to 
the express order of the Govemo' be proceeded against by immediate exe- 
cution ; further is every one having any unsettled a/c with the City, the 
Scales or the Collector of the excise, ordered to deliver in their a/c within 
the time aforesaid and to come to a settlement on pain of loss thereof. 
Every one is hereby warned and put on his guard against damage. Done, 
City Hall 23*! June A'? 1674, 

At a Court holden at the City Hall the 26* June A*? 1674, Present 
Capt. Knyff, presiding on behalf of the Govemo' Anthony De Mill, 
Schout; iEgidius Luyck, Johannes van Brugh, Johannes De Peyster, 
Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbinck, Jacob Kip, Lau- 
rens vander Spiegel, Guilain Verplanck, Schepens. 



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Thomas Gibbs, pltf. v/s John Archerd, deft. Pltf. demands, that 
deft, be condemned to pay the costs incurred in the previous suits and 
produces also pursuant to the order made last Court day by this Courts 
the award of the last appointed arbitrators respecting said costs, which 
was of the following tenour ; to wit — ^that if John Archerd as well as 
Thomas Gibbs had been willing to refer the case to them they should find 
f part of the costs for John Archerd and i for Mr Gibbs. Deft, remain- 
ing cofUumax to appear on the third Court day, notwithstanding he was 
legally summoned by the Court Messenger at Haerlem and the Schout of 
fordham, the W : Court decrees and orders, that John Archerd shall pay 
two third parts and Thomas Gibbs \ part of the costs of the foregoing 
suit ; but regarding the costs incurred in this suit for the payment of costs, 
it is ordered that John Archerd shall pay the whole ; and the two fore- 
going awards of arbitrators whereof the original Act£s remain with the 
Notary A : Anthony are hereby approved by the W. Court, and parties 
are ordered to obey and observe them. 

Thomas Davids, pltf. v/s The curators of B. de Haert, defts. Pltf. 
offers the defts. an assignment of fl. 600, of the Receiver's N. Bayard and 
demands that the defts. in their aforesaid quality may be ordered to re- 
ceive it in abatement of an obligation of fl. 940, executed by the pltf. in 
date 9*?* May 1671 in favour of Balthazaer de Haert dec*?. Defts. refuse 
aforesaid assignment and demand payment according to said obligation, 
which is zewant or wheat, if they can sell it for zewant. The W. Court 
having heard the arguments of parties on both sides, condemns the pltf. 
to pay according to obligation, and that in wheat on the valuation and 
statement of S' Dirck Van der Cleef and Steven van Cortland, who 
are hereby requested to perform the same according to their best 
judgment. 

Jacob Teunissen de Key, pltf. v/s Gabriell Minvielle, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands from deft, according to obligation the sum of fl. 1374, in seawant 
or good clean winter wheat and judgment with costs. Deft, says, that he 
executed the obligation only conditionally, that if the said sum of fl. 1374 
were not paid from the estate of Francis Lovelace, he should then make 
up what fell short, etc. The W. Court having seen the obligation and 
heard the arguments of parties on both sides, the deft, is condemned to 
disburse and pay to the pltf. according to obligation the demanded sum of 



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fl. 1374, saving his claim for the same on the estate of Francis Lovelace, 
for whom the deft, had accepted the debt — ^with costs. 

ffiscael Knyff, arrestant and pltf. v/s Lieutenant de Hubert, arrested 
and deft Deft, in default. Pltf. demands, that the attachment on the 
defts. person may be declared valid. The W. Court orders, that the at- 
tachment shall stand firm. 

Jan Bos, pltf. v/s Jan Hendrickzen van Gunst, deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft, the sum of twenty four guilders, which deft, accepted for a cer- 
tain woman, etz. Defts. acknowledgement being heard by the W. Court, 
he is condemned to satisfy and pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. 24, 
with costs. 

For the case in question between Jan Comelisse, pltf. v/s Louwies 
Jansen, deft., the W. Court have nominated and authorized as arbitrators 
skipper Jan Scholten and Thomas Vardon, who are hereby requested to 
hear the case in question and to reconcile the parties if possible, or other- 
wise to report to the Court. 

Otto Gerritse, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Defts. 2* default. Pltf. 
demands from deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. 115 : 16. The W. 
Court orders the pltf. to furnish deft, copy of the demand for the next 
Court day. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Mettie Wessels, deft. Deft, ordered to answer 
on the next Court day. 

Boele Roelofsen and Jan Bos heretofore appointed by this W. Court 
to value Pieter Groenendyck's torn coat, then to be made good to said 
Groenendycke by Justus Withfield, deliver this date into Court their judg- 
ment, whereby they adjudge, that damage to the value of two and a half 
beavers was done to the coat by tearing. The W. Court orders, that Jus- 
tus Witfield shall pay the same to said Groenendyck, the Schout is hereby 
ordered to see, that it be done and parties are ordered to regulate and 
comport themselves according to the foregoing judgment ; — with costs. 

Comelis Corssen, pltf. v/s Ralph Hudsison, deft. Defts. 2 default 

Charles Huysman, pltf. v/s Adriaen Vincent, deft. Deft in default 

Adolph Pietersen, pltf. v/s Giourt Olphertse, deft. Parties agreed. 

Balthazaer Bayard and Hans Kierstede requests a repartition and di- 
vision of the estate of the late Govert Loockermans with his widow etz. 
Whereupon the widow being heard she requests 6 or 8 week delay, until 



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the return home of Sieur Jacob Leyslar, as she is ignorant of the several 
matters appertaining to said estate. The W. Court grants said widow 6 
weeks time, unless Sieur Leyslar return sooner home, when the case shall 
be sooner settled. 

Pieter Roelofsen, pltf. v/s Marck Dales' wife, deft. Pltf. demands 
restitution of his obligation, as he has paid the debt to defts. husband ac- 
cording to receipt thereof exhibited. Deft, says, she cannot find the 
obligation, also it is not fully paid. Deft, is ordered to deliver up the 
obligation to the pltf. and if she, deft., has yet other claim against the 
pltf., she may speak to him about it. 

Coenraet Ten Eyck and Boele Roeloffsen, guardians over the chil- 
dren of Aeltie Bickers, decl request payment of a sum of fl. 2000, Zewant 
lent in the year 1664 to the City on interest, according to the bond signed 
by the Burgomaster etz. Whereupon the W. Court answered them, that 
they shall speak to the Govemo' to make the matter as sure as possible 
for the advantage of the Orphans. 

On the petition of Mr. Comelis van Ruyven requesting in substance 
for D^ Samuel Megapolensis * and mother Megapolensis, payment of the 
arrears of the Minister's salary etz. Apostilled. That they, the petition- 
ers, shall come in concurrence with others, the old creditors of the City of 
that time, for what the City is found indebted to them, to be paid the ar- 
rears whenever means are found ; and as regards the debts of particular 
persons, the petitioners have their recourse against them. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast^' and Schepens holden at the City 
Hall the 3? July 1674. 

The order of the Governo' General directed to this W : Court, wherein 

* A son of Domine John Megapolensis, born in 1634, his father sent him to Har- 
vard College in 1655 to study the classics and English, and in 1658 to Utrecht, Holland, 
to prepare himself for the ministry of the Reformed Church. Then he studied medicine 
at Leyden, and having been licensed as Minister at Amsterdam in 1659 he came back to 
N. Y. to assist his aged father. He was one of the regular ministers of the Ref.^ Church 
in N. Y. from 1664 to 1668, and a Commissioner to prepare the terms of surrender in 
1664. In 1669 he returned to Holland, where he first became Pastor of his father's first 
church at Wieringerwaerd, and died in 1700 as Pastor Emeritus of the Scotch Church at 
Dordreght, where he had served since 16S5. — Co R win. Manual Ref.*' Church. 



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taey are ordered to find a sloop suitable to be used for the careening of 
the ship Surinam, having been read in Court, 

The W. Court considers Dirck Smit's sloop the best adapted therefor, 
and he, Smit, is ordered to allow his yacht to be employed for that pur- 
pose. 

The W. Court of the City of N : Orange having seen the writs granted 
by the Govemo' to Comelis van Borsum and Mr. Steenwyck in their re- 
spective cases against Jacob Teunissen and M- Jacob Varrevanger, have, 
pursuant to said writs, appointed and qualified, as they hereby appoint and 
qualify, from their Court Schepens Willem Beeckman and Verplanck to at- 
tend to the rehearing of said causes, to vindicate or approve the judgment 
of this W. Court according as the case shall require. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomast^ and Schepens holden at the State 
Hall of the City N : Orange lo July, 1674. Present Capt Willem Knyff, 
presiding on the part of the Govemo- Anthony de Mill, Schout, i£gidius 
Luyck, Johannes de Peyster, Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman, Jeroni- 
mus Ebbinck, Lourens van der Spiegel, Guiliane Verplanck, Schepens. 

The flSscal Knyff, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. offers the 
deft, payment in wheat for board and demands that the wheat, as the deft, 
refuses it, may remain and lie at deft's risk and charge ; he exhibits also a 
sample of the wheat. Deft, refused to answer on the merits alledging the 
case concerns his wife : demands copy to answer on the next Court day. 
The W. Court grant deft, copy and orders him to answer on the merits at 
the next Court day. 

The curators of B. D'haert dec? pltf. v/s Margriet Stuyvesand, deft. 
Pltfs. demand and sue the deft in writing. The Schout adjoins himself in 
the case with the injured party. Deft, by the attr Allard Anthony de- 
mands copy which is granted him by the W. Court. 

Otto Gerritz, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Pltf. demands from the 
deft, according to a/c. the sum of fl. 115 : 16, with costs. Deft, remaining 
canhtmax and not appearing on the third Court day, is condemned on his 
default to satisfy and pay the pltf. the sum demanded of fl. 115:16. with 
costs. 

Hendrick Thomassen, pltf. ffrancis Leigh, deft. Pltf. complains, that 
the deft has abused him for a thief, who stole his goods out of his house ; 



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demands that the deft, may verify it or otherwise make satisfaction and 
reparation. Deft, by the atty. AUard Anthony demands copy of the com- 
plaint. The W. Court having heard the declaration of two witnesses, pro- 
duced by the pltf. in proof of his statement, copy of the demand is 
allowed to the deft by their W : and it is at the same time ordered, that he 
prove what charges against pltf. respecting the theft and violence he has. 

ffrancis Leigh arrest' and pltf. v/s Hendrick Thomassen, deft The 
prisoner is released from his imprisonment and pltf. is ordered to prove, 
that the deft, is the person, who committed the theft, also that he, deft., 
used force and violence towards him, pltf. 

Dirck van der Cleef, pltf. v/s Otto Gerritzen, deft. Pltf. demands 
from the deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. io8 : ii. deducting, what the 
deft must have in offset. Deft admits the a/c, but says, he paid the pltf. 
by assignment on Bedloo's books according to agreement Burgomasters 
and Skrhepens having heard the arguments on both sides^ decree that Otto 
Gerritze must hold the produced notes on Bedlo against him, as he omitted 
to have them duly credited in time and be furthered condemned to pay the 
sum demanded, deducting his offset a/c. 

Charles Huysman, pltf. v/s Adrian Vincent, deft Pltf. demands from 
deft, the sum of fl. 80 in good wheat, with costs. Pltf. admits the debt, 
whereupon The W. Court condemns him, to pay the pltf. the demanded 
fl. 80. in merchantable wheat @ 6 guild*? the skepel, with costs. 

Dirck Smit, pltf. v/s William Richardson, deft Pltf. demands the 
sum of fl. for tar, delivered to Nicolas Davis for the ketch Mayflower. 
Deft denies having received more than one barrel of tar from the pltf. for 
pltfs. benefit and refers pltf. to Nicolas Davis or his estate, for whose a/c 
the tar is received. Pltf. is ordered to find out the proper debtor or his 
Estate and his suit against deft is dismissed. 

Bay Croesvelt, pltf. v/s Hans Diederik, deft Deft, in default. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Mettie Wessels, deft. Deft rejoins. Pltf. shall 
take copy thereof to answer at the next Court day. 

The fiscal Capt. Knyff, arrest* and pltf., v/s H. A. de Hubert, ar- 
rested and deft. Pltf. demands and I'equests restitution of a sword and 
scabbard lent to the deft, on his return from N. England. 

On the -V* July 1^74 is published from the City Hall by order of the 
H' Governor., the Treaty of Petue concluded on the 4^ February last 



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between his Majesty of Great Britain and their High Mightinesses the 
Lords States General of the United Netherlands. 

At a Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden in the City 
Hall of the City N : Orange the 17^ July, 1674. Present Capt. William 
Knyff, Anthony de Mill, Schout ; ^Egidius Luyck, Johannes van Bnig, 
Johannes De Peyster, Burgomasters ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus £b- 
binck, Jacob Kip, Lourens van der Spiegel, Gelyn Verplanck, Schepens. 

Schout de Mill, pltf. v/s Jacobus sfabritius, prisoner and deft Pltf. 
says, that the deft, contrary to the order of this Court came by force on 
the 1 1^ July last into the house of Annetie Comelis, his wife, and brought 
in there a chest against her will and consent ; pushed a certain woman 
named Barentie with her spinning wheel off the road and moreover, when 
he was warned to keep still or that the Schout should otherwise have to 
be brought, he gave for answer, he was tired of the Schout and Burgo- 
masters, and when the Schout came himself with order to remove him, 
the deft resisted the soldiers, pushing him, pltf., on the breast with many 
other evil acts : Pltf. therefore demands, that the offender shall at least 
be banished for ever out this City's jurisdiction or otherwise punished ac- 
cording to his deserts as a person unworthy to live in a well regulated 
Burghery having committed divers offences against the laws and ordi- 
nances of our Fatherland ; with the costs incurred and still to accrue. 
Burgomasters and Schepens having heard at length the demand and com- 
plaint of the Officer together with the answer and excuse of the prisoner 
and having seen and considered the depositions on both sides, condemn 
Magister Jacobus fabritius in a fine of fl. 100. for the benefit of the Schout 
and he shall merely ask the Court's pardon for the insults and injuries 
committed against it at divers times, although he deserved to be more 
severely punished : further their W. persist by their last rendered judg- 
ment between said ffabritius and his wife Annetie Comelissen dated 8*^ 
June last, with this explanation, that said Fabritius shall not presume to 
come to his said wife without her consent or to give her any trouble : 
further, paying the costs incurred herein. 

At a Court of Burgomasters and Schepens holden at the City Hall 
the 24^ July 1674. Present Kapt*^ Willem Knyf, presiding on behalf of 
the Govemo' ^gidius Luyck, Johannes van Brug, Johannes De Peister^ 



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Burgomast*? ; Willem Beeckman, Jeronimus Ebbinck, Jacob Kipp, L. Van 
der Spiegel, Guilaine Verplanck, Schepens. 

The Fiscal Capt. Knyf, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. The W. 
Court resolved to refer this case to Sieurs Stephanus van Cortland and 
Jacobus van deWaeter, to reconcile parties if possible or otherwise to re- 
port to the Court. 

Margriet Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s The curators of the deceased B. d' 
Haert, defts. Pltf. replies to the answer of the defts. given in heretofore. 
Ordered at defts. request, copy to be delivered to be rejoined to by deft, 
at the next Court day. 

Margrietta Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s The curators of dec*? B. d'Haert, 
deft. In an action of slander. Pltf. complains and demands in writing. 
Defts. demand copy. Copy granted. 

Isacq iforeest, pltf. v/s Jan Adriaensen, deft. Cause postponed till 
next Court day. 

Jan Adriaensen, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen Smit, deft. Pltf. says, that 
the deft, also demands the same sum, that Isacq Foreest is demanding 
from him, and requests to know whom he shall pay. Deft, answers and 
says, that he paid the same debt for the pltf. to Mary Peeck etz. The W. 
Court orders the deft to produce at the next Court day further writing 
and proof of his statement, when the W. Court shall act further therein. 

Thomas ffrissell, arrestant and pltf. v/s John Williams, arrested and 
deft. Whereas the W. Court finds, that this case is much entangled and 
the question principally consists in a/cs and co-partnership, made be- 
tween them both, their W. have therefore thought proper to refer it to 
Mr Fran9ois Rombouts, M' Gabriell Minvielle, M5 Nathaniel Davenport 
and Mr Samuel Edsall, to settle the matter if possible, to whom in like 
manner parties are ordered to deliver in their papers and a/cs ; the said 
arbitrators reporting their award. Meanwhile the attachment is declared 
valid. 

The Schout, pltf. v/s Anna Wats and Jannettie Cregier, defts. An 
action of defamation and scolding. The W. Court having heard the 
Schouts complaint on the one side, and the defts' excuse on the other 
side, each of them is condemned in a fine of fl. 6. for the benefit of the 
Schout and they shall henceforward leave each other unmolested and 
make up friends before this Court. 



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Jan Cooly, pltf. v/s Pieter the Hamburgher, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Smedes and Ambroos de Weerham, pltfs. v/s Capt. Abram Staets, 
deft. Pltfs. says that the deft, has attached 62 skepels of their wheat for 
pretended purchase of sail cloth ; they request, that the deft, may be or- 
dered to release s^ wheat, as they had not concluded the trade. Deft, 
says, that the pltfs. had finally bought the sail cloth at 4 ells p^ beaver 
and that he kept it stored for them, the pltfs., one whole year, whereby he 
is now suffering great damage. Therefore deft, demands, that the pltfs. 
purchase may stand firm or they otherwise indemnify him for his loss. 
The W. Court having heard the debates on both sides and seen the decla- 
ration of Claes Lock decree, that the pltfs. shall stand to their purchase, 
if not that they shall pay him, deft., six beavers for damage, which six 
beavers the deft, may retain out of the attached wheat at Willemstad. 
[Albany.] 

Pieter Jansen Werckendam, pltf. v/s Tymon van Borsum, deft. Deft, 
in default. 

Pieter Jansen Werckendam, pltf. v/s ffrancis Leigh, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands the sum of fi. 500 for purchase of a boat, with costs. Deft, admits 
the debt and is willing to pay in what he may earn with the boat, saying 
he so agreed and contracted. The W. Court having heard the arguments 
of parties, the deft, is condemned to pay pltf. according to condition the 
demanded sum of fl. 500. 

Luyckas van Tienhoven, pltf. v/s Andries Jochemsen, deft. Defts 
2* default. Pltf. demands fl. 75 or 3 beavers for earned yearly fees ; with 
costs. The W. Court orders pltf. to serve notice hereof on the deft. 

Tymon van Borsum, pltf. v/s ff rederik Harmsen, deft. Both in default. 

Hendrick Thomassen, pltf. v/s ffrancis Leigh, deft. Pltf. complains 
and proves by three witnesses, that deft, accused him of being a thief, who 
had robbed his house ; he demands, that deft, may prove it or otherwise 
make reparation to him, pltf., and indemnify him for the damage done him 
by imprisonment. Also, that the deft, shall prove, that the pltf. is the man, 
who offered force and violence to him according to his accusation brought 
in heretofore. Deft, says, he has no witnesses nor proof, that the pltf. 
is the man, who has used force and violence towards him except the depo- 
sitions of Abel Hardenbroeck produced heretofore : and that he also cannot 
prove, that the pltf. robbed his house. Burgomasters and Schepens hav- 



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ing heard the witnesses produced by the pltf. and finding that the deft, 
wrongfully accused the pltf. of committed theft and violence, whereupon 
he set the pltf. some days in prison ; condemn the deft, for his unjust 
molestation and defamation to go to jail a like number of days, and the 
deft, is further condemned in a fine of fl. 25 for the Schout ; and finally 
he shall pronounce the pltf. to be an honest man ; paying the costs of suit 

Extraordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens with the 
Fiscal Capt^ Willem Knyf delegated by the Govemo' holden at the City 
Hall of the City New Orange the 30*?* July A^ 1674. 

The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens having seen and examined 
the papers, documents and a/cs between M' John Williams on the one 
side and Capt. Thomas ffreesell on the other, respecting a copartnership 
made together by them etz., find, that the a/c is sadly confused, therefore 
their W. think proper again to appoint and qualify, as they hereby do, 
Mess*? ffrancois Rombouts, Dervall and Nathaniel Davenport to examine 
and make up, in presence of Schepen Verplanck, the a/cs from the first 
voyage made between them in company ; reporting their finding and 
award. Meanwhile the attachment made by Capt Freesel on the vessell 
and goods is discharged and dismissed and it shall again remain at the 
disposal of them both to be treated at the greatest advance. 

A" 1674: Ti* August 

Whereas according to the instruction given by the Hon^ Governor 
General to this W. Court, the time is this day come, on which the nomi- 
nation must be made for new and succeeding Burgomasters and Schepens ; 
their Worships have therefore resolved to assemble Collegialiter at the 
City Hall to make the said nomination and present it to his Hono' 

Burgomaster Luyck relates to the Court, that the Govern' had been 
pleased to order respecting the nomination and election as follows — 

1. That two Burgomasters shall retire and in place of the retiring, 
two new ones shall be put in nomination, from which the election shall 
then be made by his Honor. 

2. That the Schout should continue. 

3. That three Schepens should retire and six be named instead. 
Whereupon the following nomination is made and presented to the 

Govema' General. 



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Copy follows : — 

Hon*^ Noble, Right Honourable Sir, 
Whereas according to custom and Your Hono*? instruction the time 
for choosing succeeding Burgomasters and Schepens is at hand, we there- 
fore by plurality of votes nominate to your Honor from the Burghers and 
inhabitants of this City as a double number these following : — 

for Burgomast? 

Willem Beeckman 

Oloff Stevense 

for Schepens 

fifrancis Rombouts 

Stephen van Cortland 

Jan Vinge 
Pieter Jacobs Marius 
Christopher Hoogland 
Gerrit van Tright 
Requesting that your Hona' will be pleased to elect from them the wisest, 
most intelligent and best qualified to succeed in the place of the retiring 
Burgomasters and Schepens, so that the Commonalty may be well gov- 
erned and sustained. Done at the City Hall of the City N. Orange the 
II August 1674. We remain Your Honour's Subjects and Servants 
Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City N. Orange. 

By order of the same, 

Ephraim Herman, Clerk. 

THE PRAYER BEFORE THE COURT. 

O God of Gods and Lord of Heavenly Hosts and Merciful Father, 
We thank Thee that Thou hast not only created us after Thine own 
Image but also, when We were lost, that Thou hast again received us as 
Thine own Children and allies ; It hath moreover pleased Thee to appoint 
us to the Ruling of Thy people in this Place : O Lord our God, we miser- 
able Men acknowledge that we are unworthy this Honor — ^We are even 
too feeble and unfit to discharge this trust unless Thou o God help us to 
bear it. We pray Thee, o ffountain of all good gifts, make us through 
Thy mercy fit that we may faithfully and righteously execute our imposed 
office ; enlighten to this end the darkness of our Understanding that we 
may distinguish Right from Wrong and Truth from Falsehood and pro- 



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nounce Justice pure and unadulterated having fixed our Eyes on Thy 
word which is a sure testimony giving Wisdom unto the lowly : Let Thy 
Law be a Light to our Ways and a Lantern to our Paths that we may 
never stray from the path of Righteousness : Let us remember that we 
occupy the Judgment-seat not of men but of God who seeth and heareth 
all : Be far from us distinction of persons, that we may administer Justice 
to the Poor and Rich, Friends and Enemies, Inhabitants and Strangers 
according to the Rule of Truth departing in no Wise therefrom to please 
any person ; And as Presents blind the Eyes of the Wise therefore pre- 
serve our Hearts from Covetousness ; Grant likewise that We judge no 
man rashly nor unheard but listen patiently to parties, give time for de- 
fence and seek council from Thy mouth and Word in all things Grant us 
also this Mercy that we use the power which Thou hast given us for the 
common advantage of the Country, the prosperity of the Churches, the 
protection of the good and the punishment of the Wicked : Incline also 
the Hearts of the Subjects to due Obedience that by their Love and 
Prayers our Charge may be lightened. Thou Kuowest also, Lord, that 
the wicked and unrestrained Men usually blaspheme and contradict Thy 
holy ordinances. Arm us therefore with Power, Valour, Courage and 
Confidence that We oppose ourselves rightfully, earnestly and Zealously 
against all Sin and Evil-doing and Fight to the Death for Righteousness 
and Truth : Extend, also, Thy blessing O good God over our common 
Resolutions that they be carried out and tend to the honour of Thy holy 
Name, to the good of our committed place and to our Salvation : Hear 
and grant unto us, O Gracious God, this and whatever more Thou 
Knowest is necessary for us thro* the Merits of Jesus Christ Thy 
beloved Son, wherein We thus conclude our Prayer — 

Our Father, &c. 
Copy of the letter sent by the Hon"* Governor General to the Court of 
the City, N. Orange. 

Honourable, Beloved, Faithful, 
This serves merely to enclose the accompanying election of Schout, 
Burgomasters and Schepens of this City of N: Orange, and Capt. Carell 
Epsteyn is hereby appointed and authorized to discharge the retiring 
Burgomasters and Schepens after due acknowledgments for their services, 
to instal the newly elected after taking their oath and in presence of the 



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retiring to make these known, as heretofore, to the Burghers, whereto 
awaiting, I remain 

Honourable, Beloved, Faithful, 
Your H'*':'* friend 

(Was Signed) A: Colve 
Fort W" Hendrik in N. Netherland Ady, 13*?* August 1674. 
Copy of the commission and election follows : 

Whereas according to the appointed orders of this City of N: Orange 
some of its Magistrates, who have served out their time, yearly retire and 
others are chosen in their places by the supreme authority of this Province 
of N: Netherland; Therefore the Govemo' General of N: Netherland 
from the nomination exhibited by Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens 
have elected and confirmed, as they hereby do, as Magistrates of this 
City for the ensuing year : 

As Schout, Capt. Willem Knyfif ; as Burgomast*^, Johannes van 
Brug, old Burgomast^ , Willem Beeckman, Burgomaster ; as Schepens, 
Jacob Kipp, presiding Schepen, Guilaine Verplanck, old Schepen, ffran- 
cois Rombouts, Christopher Hooghland, Stephanus van Cortland. 

Which aforesaid Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens are hereby 
authorized and empowered to govern, the inhabitants of this City, both 
Burghers and strangers, to administer good law and justice, and to make 
therein such Orders, as they shall find to be most advantageous for this 
City and its inhabitants in conformity to the laws and statutes of our 
Fatherland and the Placards and Ordinances of this Province — And the 
Burghers and inhabitants of this City and all others, whom it in any wise 
concerns, are well and strictly ordered and charged to respect and hon- 
our the abovenamed Regents in their respective qualities, as good and 
faithful subjects are bound to do. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, In N: 
Netherland. Ady, 13, of August A'^ 1674. 

(Was Signed) A. Colve. 
Understood — By order of the Hon**** Govemo General of N: Nether- 
land. 

N. Bayard, Secretary. 
The Oath taken by the W. Magistrates follows : — 
We Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the City of N: Orange, 
qualified by the Hon"* Govemo' General of N: Netherland, promise and 

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swear in the presence of Almighty God, that we, each in our quality, 
shall, according to the best of our knowledge, administer good law and 
justice between parties brought before us, without any passion ; that 
we shall promote the prosperity of this City and its inhabitants ; protect 
in all things the pure and true Christain Religion as taught in the Nether- 
land Churches conformably to the Word of God and the order of the 
Synod of Dordreght ; obey, maintain and help to support in all things the 
supreme Magistracy appointed or hereafter to be appointed over us in the 
name of their High Mightinesses the Lords States General of the United 
Netherlands and his Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, and prevent as 
much as in us lies all that may conflict therewith. So Truly Help us God. 

At a Court holden in the City-Hall of the City N: Orange, the 21 
August, A? 1674. — Present, Capt Willem Rnyff, Schout, Johannes van 
Brug, Willem Beeckman, Burgomasters ; Jacob Kip, Guilaine Verplanck, 
Stofifel Hooghland, Stephen van Cortland, Schepens. 

John Schackerly, arrest'- and pltf ., v/s Samuel Winslow, arrested and 
deft Pltf. sues in writing. Deft, requests copy of the suit to answer 
thereunto at the next Court day. The W. Court grant deft, copy of the 
demand to answer thereunto at the next Court day. 

Jan Jansen Moll, pltf., v/s John Schackerly. deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft fl. 440. for hire of his vessel to Boston according to contract 
Deft, says, he will draw out the pltfs. a/c by the next Court day. The 
W. Court orders parties on both sides to draw out and make up their a/c 
by the next Court day. 

Hartman Wessels, arrestant and pltf., v/s Thomas Davis, arrested 
and deft. Pltf. in default. The W. Court discharge the attachment and 
condemn the pltf. in the costs. 

Pieter Nys, pltf., v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Pltf. demands from deft 
the sum of fl. 1097:5. according to a/c requires payment. Deft, demands 
delay until the next Court day to answer pltfs. a/c. The W. Court 
grant deft time until the next Court day to bring in his answer. 

Margarita Stuyvesand, pltf., v/s The curators of B. De Haert, dec^ 
defts. Defts. rejoin. Ordered to deliver copy to the pltf. 

Margarita Stuyvesand, pltf., v/s The Curators of B. de Haert, dec^ 
defts. Defts. rejoin. Ordered as above. 



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Claes Arentse, wheelwright, pltf., v/s Jonas Bartelsen, deft. PItf. 
demands 5 beavers for ladders made and requests satisfaction . Deft, as 
Fire Warden admits having employed pltf. according to order of this 
Court. Burgomasters shall take the matter into consideration and take 
care that the pltf. receive satisfaction, they release deft, from said sum. 

Martin Hardewyn, pltf., v/s Frederik Philips and Thomas Lewis, 
deft. Pltf. says, that the defts. hired him for a year as miller at their mill 
and that he is notwithstanding discharged by them. He requests to 
know the reason and that defts. may pay him ^ of a years wages. Defts. 
say, that the pltf. represented himself as a capable miller and that he 
nevertheless knew little or nothing of it ; they declare to have hired him 
for fi. 800 per annum. Pltf. undertakes to prove by divers witnesses, 
that he had fixed the mill, which was previously out of order and there- 
upon ground good flour. The W. Court orders the pltf. to produce his 
proofs at the next Court day. 

Thomas Verdon, pltf., Jan Herberdinck, deft. Pltf. in default. 
Deft dismissed and the pltf. on his default condemned in the costs. 

Gabriell Minvielle, pltf., v/s Abram Lubbertse, deft. Deft in de- 
fault. 

Gerrit Hendricksen, butcher, pltf., v/s Juriaen Jansen, cooper, deft. 
Deft, in default. 

Claes Pieterse, pltf. v/s Claes Roelofsen, deft. Parties agreed. 

Jan Pietersen, cooper, pltf., Pieter Louresse and his son, defts. Pltf, 
says, he hired defts. son for the term of four years, which time does not 
expire before N: Years, yet this young lad has absented himself from his 
service and is in like manner upheld by the deft. Pltf. therefore demands, 
that said servant may be ordered to return to his service and to serve out 
his time. The W. Court having heard the deft's answer, orders him to 
let his son return to his service and serve out his time properly to the 
next New Year. 

Philip Johns, pltf., v/s Samuell Hopkins, deft. This cause is referred 
by the W. Court to the arbitration of M- Thomas Gibbs and M' John 
Schackerly. 

John Williams appears and delivers into Court an award pronounced 
in date 11 August, 1674 by the schepens Jacob Kipp and Guilaine Ver- 
planck together with Richard Hartsharne and Joseph (Knot as chosen 



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arbitrators of the case in question between said Williams on the one part 
and Thomas Freezell on the other side, respecting a partnership entered 
into by said Williams and FreezelL By which award it appears, that the 
matter in question was finally settled and decided by said arbitrators : 
therefore, said Williams requests, that this W. Court will be pleased to 
approve and legally confirm it. Whereupon said award being read and 
examined, it is approved and ratified by the W. Court and parties on both 
sides are ordered punctually to observe and obey the said award in such 
form, as if it was so pronounced by their Worships themselves. Further 
ordering copy of said award to be brought to the secretary's office of this 
city to serve as may be requisite. 

Burgomasters being daily troubled by divers City creditors have re- 
solved to present the following petition thereon to the Hon"* Govemo'. 
General : — 

To the Right Hon"' Anthony Colve, Govemo' General of N: Netherland: — 
Right Hon**?* Sir, 

We the undersigned petitioners, the Burgomasters of the City N : Or- 
ange have, pursuant to your Hono" order, made up and herewith present 
to your Hono^ the a/c of the fortifications and other expenses incurred by 
us, the undersigned, through your Hon" orders since the arrival of the 
Commanders and the time of your Honor's government ; by which a/c. 
it appears that this City on this behalf still owes the sum of fl. 6110 : 18. 
zewants value ; for which indebted monies the petitioners are daily impor- 
tuned and applied to by one and another of the labouring people and con- 
tractors, as being those, who recommended said work by your Hono*^ order. 
— Therefore the petitioners have thought fit to apply to your Hono" on this 
subject and with all respect to request, that the said arrears of debt in- 
curred in the time of war for the preservation of this City, on the preserv- 
ation of which probably the security of the whole province depended, may 
be shortly paid and satisfied in the most convenient manner possible, so 
that the petitioners by quick satisfaction may not only be released from 
further trouble, but that your petitioners' credit may be preserved so as to 
be able properly to obey and execute in future Your Honor's Orders, in 
which your Hono' shall always find your petitioners 

Right Hon"« Sir, Your Honors obedient Subjects and Servants 

Johannes Van Brugh 
Willem Beeckman. 



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The apostille granted on the foregoing petition follows : — 
Copy. 

The petitioners are hereby granted and allowed the receipt of the 
product of the Scales and Tapsters excise of this City commencing from 
the first May last, and to continue until the time the said Scales and Ex- 
cise shall have brought up the item in arrear of six thousand one hundred 
and ten guilders i8 stiv light money mentioned in the petition annexed. 

Done fort Willem Hendrick N : Netherland Ady 7^ September A*. 
1674. 

By Order of the Hon*?* H^ Governor General and Council of N : 
Netherland. 

(Was Signed) N : Bayard Secretary. 

At a Court holden at the City Hall of the City New Orange the 4^* 
Sept' 1674. 

Present Johannes van Brugh, Willem Beeckman, Burgomasters ; Ja- 
cob Kipp, Guilaine Verplanck, Christopher Hooghland, Stephen van Cort- 
land, Schepens. 

John Schackerly, arrest- and pltf. v/s Samuell Winslow, arrested and 
deft Deft, answers in writing on the pltfs. demand hereinbefore ren- 
dered, and requests a delay until he shall have received his proofs from 
Boston. Ordered, that parties shall give security on both sides for the 
judgment and that the deft, shall send for his proofs from Boston by the 
first opportunity. 

John Schackerly, arrestant and pltf. v/s Randell Huwit, arrested and 
deft Deft, in default. Pltf. demands that the attachment be declared 
valid. The W. Court declares the attachment valid. 

John Man, arrestant and pltf. v/s Samuell Rescu, arrested and deft. 
Ralph Hudsison, bail of the arrested, in default. Pltf. demands by the 
attorney Allard Anthony, that the attachment be declared valid, as the 
arrested intends to depart The W. Court declares the attachment valid. 

Hartman Wesselsen, pltf. v/s Thomas Davis, arrested and deft. Pltf. 
demands from deft, for the curing of a negro boy the sum of fl : 150 and 
requires payment with costs. Deft's attorney demands delay until the ar- 
rival of Thomas Davis, who will be here shortly in person. Pltf. is ordered 
to summon Thomas Davis himself de navo^ as he, pltf., was default himself 
last Court day, whereby the attachment became void. 



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Gabriell MinvicUe, pitf. v/s Abratn Lubbersen, deft. Pltf. demandi 
from deft, the sum of fl. 895 : 9, balance of a/c. Deft, makes divers ob- 
jections to the pltfs. a/c The W. Court refers the matter to M'. Gerrit 
van Tright and Dirck vander Cleef to examine the a/c. ; to hear the ar- 
guments of parties and if possible to reconcile them ; otherwise to report 
to the Court. 

Burgomastf Egidius Luyck, pltf. v/s Conielis Post, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Anthony de Mill, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Deft in default. 

Jannettie Cregier, pltf. v/s Jan Hendricksen van Gunst, deft. Deft, 
in default. 

Pieter Philipsen and Hend^ Gabriellsen, pltfs. v/s John Thompson, 
skipper on the Galiot, deft. Pltfs. complain greatly of the deft., their 
skipper, on a/c of his hard treatment of them, etc. and demand to be dis- 
charged from the deft, and that he, deft, be ordered to pay them, pltfs., 
their earned monthly wages. Deft, says, he is not indebted to pltfs. and 
is willing to discharge them, if they, pltfs., put two other sailors in their 
places. The W. Court orders parties to conduct themselves on both sides 
as they ought to, and that defts. [pltfs. ? ] shall return on board to com- 
plete their voyage or that they put others in their places. 

Jan Otto van Tuyll, pltf. v/s William Richardson, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands the sum of .^7: 9: 3. Hollands for monthly wages earned by him 
on the ketch of N: Davis, whereof deft, is skipper; with costs. Deft, 
admits, that pltf. has earned so much on said ketch, but that he cannot 
pay unless being thereunto constrained by the W. Court. The W. Court 
orders deft, to pay s-" monthly wages to the pltf., inasmuch as the pltf. 
has earned it from him as skipper on N: Davis' ketch. 

Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesand, pltf. v/s Dirck Jansen Smit, deft. Pltf. 
demands from the deft, according to handwriting the sum of fl. 90: 15, 
with costs. The W. Court having heard the acknowledgment and excuse 
of the deft, condemns him to pay the pltf. 11. 90: 15. as demanded 
according to handwriting, with costs. 

Hartman Wesselsen, pltf. v/s Geertie, widow of Evert Janssen, 
arrested and deft. Parties are recommended to agree or if not, Thomas 
Lammersen, defts. bail, shall appear on the next Court day, when the W. 
Court will decide it. 



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Asser Levy, pltf. v/s Thomas Cooninck, deft. Deft, in default. 

Everd Wessels, cooper, pltf. v/s William Darvall, deft. Deft, io 
default. 

Catharyna Renaes, pltf. v/s Rachell Du True, deft. Both in default. 

In the case in question between Marten Hardewyn on the one part 
and ffrederick Philipsen with Thomas Lewis on the other, the W. Court 
nominated and authorized Sieur Paulus Richard and Jan Vinge, who are 
hereby requested to hear the cause in question in the presence of Schepen 
Stephen Van Cortland and if possible to reconcile parties; otherwise to 
report their award to the Court. 

In the case in question between Thomas Verdon, pltf. v/s Jan Her- 
berdingh, deft., the W. Court nominated and authorized as arbitrators 
Mr Coenraet Ten Eyck and Simon Jansen Romeyn, who are hereby 
requested to hear the matter in dispute and if possible to reconcile 
parties; or otherwise to report their award to the Court. 

In the case in question between Jan Jansen Mol on the one part and 
John Schackerly on the other, the W. Court appointed as arbitrators Hen- 
drick vandeWaeter and Abram Lubbertsen to reconcile parties if possible ; 
otherwise to report to the Court. 

In the case in question between Gerrit Hendricksen Blau, farmer, on 
the one side, and Dirck Jansen, cooper, on the other, the W. Court 
nominated and authorized as arbitrators Jacob Teunissen de Key and 
Isaacq van Vlecq to reconcile parties if possible; or otherwise to report to 
the Court. 

Teunis Cray appears in Court and exhibits a judgment pronounced 
by this W. Court on the 3d. October last against Allard Anthony, late 
Sherriff, earnestly entreating this W. Court once again to take into con- 
sideration his most pitiable condition and to give order, that the said 
judgment may be put into execution without further delay, to the end 
that he may again receive his disbursed money to use it in his old age. 
Burgomasters and Schepens having considered the preceding petition, 
also the notice of the Court Messenger with said Allard Anthony's answer 
thereupon, grant petitioner his request and order the Schout to put in 
execution on the estate of the abovenamed A: Anthony the said judgment 
amounting to the sum of fl. 186. together with the incurred costs. 

The late Schout Anthony De Mill exhibits in Court a judgment pro- 



120 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

nounced against Jacob Smit, turner, by this W. Court in date 30?' Janu* 
ary last, requesting execution thereupon, as he has bad him duly notified 
without having, however, received any satisfaction thereby. The W. 
Court grants petitioners request and orders the Schout to put said judg- 
ment into execution. 

Dirck Jansen, cooper, appearing in Court as guardian of Bruyn 
Haagen, late servant of Hendrick Bosch; exhibits in Court an award of 
the arbitrators appointed, respecting the binding out of said Bruyn 
Haagen, requesting that this W. Court may be pleased to approve it and 
to order the abovenamed Bosch to observe and fulfill it. The W, Court 
having seen and examined the said award together with the indenture ol 
said Bruyn Haagen made by the Notary Math, de Vos, approve said 
award of the arbitrators and order said Hendrick Bosch to observe and 
fulfill the same punctually, and to pay the costs herein incurred. Costs 
together, fl. ti: 

Ordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden at the 
City Hall, the rS* September A'- 1674. Present Capt. Willem Knyff, 
Schout; Johannes van Bnigh, Willem Beeckman, Burgomasters; Jacob 
Kipp, Guilaine Verplanck, fFrancois Rombouts, Christopher Hooghland, 
Stephanus van Cortland, Schepens. 

Schepen ffran^ois Rombouts having been heretofore absent through 
indisposition, has this day taken in Court the oath as Schepen. 

Pieter Nys, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Deft, in default. 
Whereas deft, has not answered pitfs, demand according to order of last 
Court day, it is therefore ordered that he shall answer on the next Court 
day on pain of judgment, and the pltf. is to have this notified to the deft, 
by the Court Messenger. 

Hartman Wesselse, pltf. v/s Geertie Jans, deft. Deft, in default. 
Fltf, ordered to summon deft, tie novo, as the deft's guardian Thomas 
Lammertsen has undertaken and is likewise ordered to defend the case 
here. 

John Chatlin and John Ward, arrestant and pltfs. v/s Emanuell 
Manikvell, arrested and deft. Pltfs. declare, that defj last year took 
away from them without their consent a canoe, which never re-appeared: 
thL-y tlR-refore attached a hhd. of mm of the defts, lying in Sieur Gabriel 



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Minvielle's cellar; requesting that the attachment be declared valid they 
exhibit also depositions of two impartial persons, who have estimated the 
canoe as worth jC^: lo. besides the costs incurred thereon by them. 
Deft, in default. The W. Co.urt declares the attachment valid and orders 
that the Secretary write a note to the deft, to notify him of the attach- 
ment and at the same time that if he does not appear at the next Court 
day, judgment shall be pronounced on his default. 

Burgomaster Luyck, pltf. v/s Comelis Post, deft. Defts. 2^ default. 
Pltf. demands from the deft. fl. 158. according to a/c with costs. Pltf. 
is ordered to take up copy thereof and to notify the deft, thereof. 

Juriaen Jansen, cooper, pltf. v/s William Barker deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Ralph Hudsison, pltf. v/s Thomas Taylor, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jannettie Cregiers, pltf. v/s Jan Hendricksen van Gunst, deft. Pltf. 
demands from deft, according to handwriting the sum of fi. 100. with 
costs. Deft, says, he only owes fl. 94. and offers to pay that in bread and 
flour. Deft, is condemned to pay the pltf. fl. 94. with costs. 

Everd Wessels, pltf. v/s William Darvall, deft. Defts. 2^ default. 
Pltf. demands from deft, the sum of fl. 240, with costs. The W. Court 
orders the pltf. to have copy hereof served on deft. 

Schout Willem Knyf, pltf. v/s Secretary N: Bayard, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Schout Willem Knyf, pltf. v/s Jan Allowyn, deft. Deft, in default. 

Schout Willem Knyf, pltf. v/s William Whyte, deft. Deft, in default. 

John Cooly, pltf. v/s Henry Newton, deft. Pltf. is ordered to de- 
liver to the deft, copy of the deposition of James Crafiford and of his a/c 
handed in. 

Otto Gerrits. Execution issued on the judgment obtained by him 
against Thomas Taylor, hatter. 

Thomas Gibbs appearing produces divers a/cs of costs incurred in 
the suit between him and John Archerd of fifordham : requests this W. 
Court to order how much thereof should be paid. The W.: Court orders, 
that copy of the general a/c of costs shall be handed to John Archerd, 
deft., and that be be, at the same time notified, if he have any a/c of 
costs to bring in, that he must produce it, as this cause shall be finally 
disposed of on the next Court day. 



122 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

Asser Levy appears in Court and exhibits a judgment pronounced by 
this Court in date 10*^ July last in favour of Charles Huysman against 
Adriaen Vincent, together with the rendered service: he demands execu- 
tion thereof. Ordered, that if Adriaen Vincent, the deft., does not pay 
within S days according to his answer rendered on the service, the Schout 
is then ordered to put said judgment into execution, 

Capt: Knyff communciates to the Burgomasters, that the Govemo- 
has ordered, that Samuel Wilson shall come and take his oath of fidelity 
and obtain his Burgher right, paying for it 50 guilders in beavers. 

Ephraim Herman, the Clerk, exhibits in Court an apostille granted 
him by the Hon*)* Govemo' on his petition, whereby he was granted the 
office of Secretary of this City in place of Secretary Bayard, who had 
resigned it; and at the same time referred him to this W. Court to grant 
him a fair allowance for his last year's service as Secretary of this City, 
and to pay the same to him out of the City Treasury, etc. Requesting 
that the W. Court may be pleased to grant the same and to pay him a fair 
salary. Whereupon the W. Court resolved to enquire, what salary was 
. paid heretofore to the Secretary Joannes Nevius in the preceding Dutch 
government. 

On the petition of the cartmen of this City complaining, that there 
were some, who intruded in that employment and had moreover, on their 
departure, sold their carts, horses and places with priviledge to cart: also, 
that there were certain boys, who in like manner rode in the cart above 
the number fixed; demanding redress, Apostilled: Burgomasters and 
Schepens decree, that the boys mentioned in the within petition shall 
not ride Cart any more and they are hereby also ordered to discontinue 
and leave off driving cart within this City. 

Renewal and Ordinance reciprocally enacted by the Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens, on the subject of appearance. 

I. That whoever shall come half an hour too late after the ringing 
of the bell shall pay a fine of 2 guildrs zewant. 

3. One hour too late, j guilders. 

5, Whoever rviiiTins altogether absent, 5 guilders. Except those, 
who have gone on business to Fort Orange, the South River or New 
England or else are sick ; they shall not pay any fine. 

Item if any one have any necessary or just cause of absence to pro- 



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duce, it shall remain discretionary with the remaining Magistrates of the 
Court to excuse him or to condemn him in the enacted fine. 

4. Whoever smokes tobacco in Court as long as the roll of causes is 
not disposed of or that the Bench is engaged in other business shall 
forfeit fi. 2: 10. zewant. 

5. Whoever leaves the Council (Court) room before the President 
departs or without his knowledge shall forfeit 3 guilders zewant. 

Thus done in the City Hall in presence of the full Court. Dated as 
above. 

By order of the Court. 

Ephraim Herman, Secretary. 

Assembled CoUegialiter in the City Hall the 26*^ September A"! 1674. 
Present Willem Knyf, Schout ; Johannes van Brugh, Burgomaster; 
ffrancois Rombouts, Schepen. 

Samuell Wilson being sent for to Court has this day taken the oath 
of fidelity and is ordered to go to the Secretary for a Burgher's warrant, 
paying therefor 50 guilders in beavers. 

Jan Langestraet and Jan Pietersen, the elder, are admitted as cart- 
men of this City by the W. Court. 

Ordinary Court holden at the City Hall of the City N : Orange on 2^ 
October A' 1674. Willem Knyf, Schout ; John van Brugh, Willem 
Beeckman, Burgomasters ; Jacob Kipp, Guilaine Verplanck, ffrancois 
Rombouts, Stephen van Cortland, Schepens. 

Burgomaster Egidius Luyck, pltf. v/s Comelis Post, deft. Pltf. de- 
mands from deft, the sum of fl. 158. according to a/c. and request judg- 
ment with costs.* Deft, requests 14 days delay and is willing to pay then. 
The W. Court condemns the deft, to pay the fl. 158. demanded, with 
costs. 

Jacob d'Looper, pltf. v/s Dirck Wiggertsen, deft. Pltf. demands 
according to declaration in writing. Deft's wife denies having hired the 
boat to the pltf. for any determinate time, and says the pltf. was not to 
sail it any longer than it pleased him, deft. The W. Court refer the case 
to the arbitration of Hendrick Obe and Comelis de Visser (the fisher). 

Balthazaer Bayard, pltf. v/s Thomas Craffte, deft. Pltf. says he bought 
some days ago from the deft, a parcel of goods for seawant and after the 



124 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

trade he also bought some sugar for 9 stivers and a parcel for 6 stivers 
the lb. without the deft, making any distinction as to the description of 
pay; the pltf. not knowing but it was also for zeawant, as he had pre- 
viously bought the other goods. But now the deft, comes and says he 
sold the sugar for 9 stiv. and 6 stiv. in silver or its equivalent. Therefore 
the pltf. requests, that the deft, shall let him have the sugar for 9 and 6 stiv. 
zewant or else take it back: And whereas a part of the sugar is sent to 
Willemstadt to be sold, he requires that he, deft., will take unto himself 
the proceeds of said sugar in place of the sugar itself, etc. Deft, appeals 
to his master John Inch, for whom he sold the sugar. Ordered, that 
copy of pltf's offer be delivered to defts. employer to answer thereunto at 
the next Court day. 

Juriaen Jansen, cooper, pltf. v/s William Barker, deft. Pltf. sues 
in writing. Deft, requests copy of the demand, which the Court grants 
him. The Schout adjoins himself in the action to the injured party. 

John Cooly, pltf. v/s Henry Newton, deft. Pltf. demands restitution 
of monies, paid deft, on an obligation for 100 guilders by order of this 
Court, and says he can prove, that he had already paid it. Ordered, 
that the pltf. shall deliver to the deft, copy of Crafford*s declaration and 
his a/c. 

Henry Newton, pltf. v/s John Cooly, deft. Pltf. demands verbally 
the sum of fl. 12. Pltf. is ordered to deliver to deft, a/c and particulars. 

Hartroan Wessels, pltf. v/s Thomas Davids, deft. Pltf. demands 
from deft, for curing a negro boy the sum of fl. 150 and requests payment 
with costs. The W. Court having heard the defts. acknowledgment, 
condemns him to pay the demanded sum of fl. 150 to the pltf. with costs. 

The Ex-Sherriff De MQl, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. Pltf. 
demands from the deft, according to a/c the sum of fl. 146: 10. requests 
payment with costs. Defts. excuse being heard by the Court, he is con- 
demned to pay the pltf. the demanded sum of fl. 146. 10. and that in 
merchantable wheat @ 6 gl. pease at 4 gl. the skepel or merchantable 
whole beavers at 24 gl. the piece. Note. — Secretary's costs in this Case 
amount anew to fl. 8. 

Marten Hardewyn, pltf. v/s ffrederik Philipsen, deft. Pltf. says, 
that the deft, engaged him as miller for his water mill for one year for 
th^ sum of fl. 800. And after he, the pltf., had been some days at the 



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mill, he was discharged therefrom by the deft, without any cause; he 
proves by divers witnesses, that he has manufactured good flour thereon : 
therefore he, pltf., demands the sum of fl. 802 for damage suffered, for 
loss of time, the affront thereby inflicted on him by the deft., with costs. 
Deft, says, the pltf. had no knowledge of milling; inasmuch as complaints 
were made of his incapacity to him, deft., he therefore discharged him. 
The W. Court having heard the arguments of parties on both sides and 
examined their evidence condemn the deft, to pay the pltf. the sum of fl. 
200 for that he has discharged the pltf. without any legitimate cause from 
his engagement, and for the affront, loss of time, etc. caused to the pltf. 
and respecting the costs incurred, it is ordered, that the deft, shall pay 
the costs of the appearance of the Secretary and Messengers; and for the 
remaining costs the pltf. shall assume them. 

Dirck van der Cleef, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Allard An- 
thony is ordered to bring in his proofs in this case on the next Court day, 
when further disposition shall be made therein. 

Huygh Barentse de Klyne, pltf. v/s Daniel de Haert, deft. Deft, 
in default. 

Schout Willem Knyf, pltf. v/s Secretary Nicolaes Bayard, deft. 
Pltf. demands in writing. Deft, demands copy of the declaration. Copy 
granted. 

Schout Willem Knyff, pltf. v/s William Whyte, hatter, deft. Pltf. 
demands in writing. Deft, requests copy. Copy granted. 

Schout Willem Knyff, pltf. v/s Jan AUowyn, deft. Defts. 2? de- 
fault. Pltf. is ordered to serve on the deft, a copy of his entered 
demand. 

Jacobus de Haart, pltf. v/s Comelis Post, deft. Parties agreed. 

Jan Wescoo, pltf. v/s Roeloff Jansen, butcher, deft. Both in default. 

Claes Jansensen Poen, pltf. v/s ffrederik Philipsen, deft. This case 
is referred by the W. Court to Sieur Nicolaes de Myer and Gabriel Min- 
vielle, to reconcile parties if possible; otherwise to report to the Court. 

Allard Anthony requests by petition for Hendrick Bosch revision of 
the case adjudicated between him and his late servant Bruyn Hagens. 
Apostilled: The W. Court denies the petitioner's request and persists in 
the award and the arbitrators* decision. 

The £x-Schout A. de Mill delivers in Court his papers regarding the 



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suit between him and Mettie Wesseisen : requests that the gentlemen of 
the Court will please to pronounce their opinion and judgment thereupon. 
The attorney, Allard Anthony, says he cannot be ready with his papers 
before the next Court day. Whereupon the W. Court orders him to 
prepare and deliver them in by the next Court day. 

Adriaen Vincent appears in Court ; complains that he cannot get any 
satisfaction to this date on the judgment obtained against David De vour 
in date loth April and declares, he has attached fl. loo in Jan Cooly's 
hands: demands that the attachment be declared valid. The attach- 
ment is declared valid by the W. Court, and ordered that said Defour 
have notice thereof. 

Charles fiFonte)m appearing in Court produces a declaration of the 
curators of Knoet Mourits dec^, namely Volckert Dircksen, John Lequie, 
Joost Cockuyt and Barent Gerritz proving thereby, that there is due him 
from the estate of said Knout Mouritz the sum of fl. 268: 10. declaring he 
has attached so much of the estate of Knoet Mouritz in Asser Levy's 
hands; he demands, that the attachment be declared valid. The W. 
Court declares the attachment valid and orders Jacques Corteljou, late 
Vendu Master, be notified thereof, so that he may appear here on the next 
Court day or otherwise that the vendue money attached in Asser Levy's 
hands shall be applied to the payment of Charles fonteyn. 

Whereas the time for the election of new Churchwardens in place of 
those retiring has expired therefore Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens 
have resolved to nominate a double number and present it to the Hon*^ 
Governor, in order that his Hon! may be pleased to make election there- 
from ; — and there are nominated 

Capt? Marten Kjegier, 

Johannes De Peyster, 

Nicolaes De Myer, 

fiFrederik Philipsen. 
Right Honourable Sir, 
Whereas the time for the choosing new Churchwardens for next year 
in place of the retiring is elapsed, and it is therefore necessary that the 
same office be filled by two new instead of the retiring; we, therefore, 
nominate to your Hono' from the Burghers and inhabitants of this City 
as a double number: — 



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Capt" Marten Kregier, 
Johannes De Peyster, 
Nicolaes De Myer, 
fiFrederick Philipsen, 
requesting that your Honor may be pleased to elect from them the wisest 
and fittest, in order that the said office may be duly filled and attended 
to. We remain Hon*^* Sir, 

Your Hono? humble Servants, 
The Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of the 

City N: Orange. 

By order of the same. 
Done, City Hall of the City N: Orange the 2? Octobf 1674. 

The Superscription Was: To the Right Hon*^ Anthony Colve, Gov- 
emoT Geni of N : Netherland. Ephraim Herman, Secret' Residing in 
Ffort Willem Hendrick. 

From the nomination made by the Outside People beyond the Fresh 
Water, the W: Court, with the approbation of the Hon*^ Govemo' Gen- 
eral, have elected and confirmed as Magistrates for the ensuing year: — 

Jan Pietersen Haaring, 
Adriaen Comelissen, Old Schepens. 
Jacob Pietersen de Groot, 
Wolphert Webber, New Schepens. 
Which aforesaid Magistrates are hereby authorized and empowered, 
after having taken the customary oath at the hands of the W: Court here, 
to govern the Outside People in their district according to the instruction 
granted them to this effect: — further regulating themselves according to 
all such orders and instructions as shall in addition be given them from 
time to time. Done, City Hall of the City N: Orange 2^ Octob.' 1674. 

PLACARD. 

Whereas it is found by daily experience, that the previously enacted 
and frequently renewed orders and Placards against breaking and spoiling 
fences and gardens are not observed, but on the contrary that many per- 
sons occupy themselves in climbing over, breaking and trampling them 
under foot, therein hunting and shooting partridges and other birds, 
whereby probably serious mischief may happen to arise, to prevent and 
obviate which for the future as much as possible, the Schout, Burgomasters 



128 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

and Schepens, with the approbation of the Hon'^ Govemo' General 
renewing the preceding Placards on this subject enacted, do hereby well 
and strictly interdict and forbid all persons, of what rank soever they may 
be, to climb, break and spoil any fences of gardens, orchards or enclosed 
places; also shooting partridges and other birds within this City of N. 
Orange or in the public streets, on forfeiture of his gun or firearm and 
payment in addition of a fine of fl lo. zeawant value for the benefit of the 
H^ Schout. Done at the City Hall of City N. Orange, the 8 Octobr 1674. 

By order of the W, Hecren Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of 
the City N : Orange. 

Ephraim Herman, Seeretary. 

Approved by the Hon*^ Gov^ Genl. And published from the City 
Hall the 9"? OctoW A'; 1674. 

Burgomasters and Schepens being CelUgialiUr assembled at the 
City Hall on the 15* Octob' 1674 on the Summons of the Hon'^ H. 
Govemo! 

The Govema' General appearing in Court states, that he has now re- 
ceived by the National Ship the Muytl Tromp letters and absolute orders 
from the Majores and their High Mightinesses for the restitution of this 
Province of N : Netherland to his Majesty of Great Britain pursuant to 
the Treaty of Peace concluded on the . . February last; with 

further orders that he return home with the garrison as soon as possible, 
which his Hono-' resolved to communicate to the Court; informing them 
further, that if they had yet any representation to make to their High 
Mightiness, it would be willingly presented by his Hono.' etc. For which 
offer the W, Court hath thanked the Govemo' 

This day the Court allowed the Secretary the sum of fl. 150. Hol- 
lands for his last year's services. 

Ordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden at the 
City Hall the 10* October A' 1674. 

Present Capt. Willem Kni-tF, Schout; Johannes van Brujt, Willcm 
Bcrv 'i Burgomasters; Jacob Kipp, Guilaine Verplanck, Christopber 

Hool. Stephen van Cortland. Schepens. 

Nno.i« Etayard, Vccdu Mast", pltf. v s Dirck Vander Cleef and J. 



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van de Waeter, curators of the estate of John Ryder. Pltf. says, that in 
quality of Vendu Mast' he sold to Capt? Thomas De Lavall on the 9^ 
Xber 1672, a house and lot standing and being in the Brauwer Strati 
within this City, heretofore belonging to the curators of the estate of 
Maria Paulet ded*, for the sum of fl. 5195. sewant value, which purchase 
was transferred by said De Lavall, with the Vendu Master's consent, to 
John Ryder, who has paid thereupon the sum of fl. 2683: 15 according to 
a/c delivered to the Commissioners, so that there still remains fl. 2510: 
II., which the pltf. long since ought to have paid to the curators. There- 
fore the pltf. demands, that the defts. be ordered to pay the said arrears 
of money according to the tenor of the conditions of sale, or in default 
thereof to have the house sold by execution; the last article of the con- 
ditions so expressly provides to recover therefrom said arrears of money 
and to leave the balance at the disposal of said Commissaries. Defts. 
say, they have no monies on hand from which to pay the pltf. said 
arrears. The W. Court having heard the demand of the pltf. and defts.' 
answer and having seen the conditions of the sale, condemns the defts. to 
pay the pltf. said arrears of money; and as they, defts., allege that they 
have no monies therefor on hand, it is Ordered, that the aforesaid house 
and lot with appendages thereof shall be sold by execution at public sale 
to the highest bidder, and the pltf. being paid first therefrom his arrears 
of fl. 2510. II. the balance of the proceeds shall be put in the hands of 
the Commissaries. 

Dirck Van de Cleef, pltf. v/s Allard Anthony, deft. Deft, in de 
fault. The W. Court orders deft, again to deliver in his proofs at the 
next Court day, on pain of judgment being rendered through further 
delay. 

Gerrit Jansen Roos, pltf. v/s Abel Hardenbroeck, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

The Ex-Schout A. de Mill, pltf. v/s Mettie Wessels, deft. Deft, 
and her att'y both in default. The W. Court again orders deft, to de- 
liver in at the next Court day, without longer delay her deductions and 
papers relating to the merits of this cause, on pain of judgment by 
further delay. 

ffrederick Hendricksen, barquier, pltf. v/s Dirck Wiggersen, alias 
Uncle Dirck, dtft. The W. Court has resolved to refer this case to 

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I30 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

Sieur Nicolaes De Myer and Simon Jansen Romyn to decide it in pres- 
ence of Schepen Jacob Kip ; or else to report to the Court. 

Balthazaer Bayard, pltf. v/s Thomas Crafte, deft. This case is re- 
ferred by the W. Court to W- Nathaniel Davenport and Dirck van der 
Cleef, to decide it in presence of Schepen Verplanck and to reconcile 
parties or else to report the award to Court. 

James Matheus, pltf. v/s R)mier Willemsen, deft. Pltf. says, the 
deft, became last spring security for Jacob Pietersen and Hend^ Volck- 
ertsen then going as sailors in his ketch to Surinam: he demands, that 
deft, may be condemned to pay their debt, for which he remained bail, 
etz. Deft, offers to pay pltf. all the said sailors earned on board his 
ketch, as soon as their a/c shall be made up. The W. Court orders the 
deft, to disburse and pay the pltf. the monthly monies of the abovenamed 
sailors according to promise hereon given to the late Schout. 

Huygh Barentsen De Kieyn, pltf. v/s Daniel De Haert, deft. Pltf. 
demands according to his declaration delivered in in writing. Deft, by 
his empowered attorney, demands copy of the declaration to answer there- 
unto at the next Court day. The W. Court grant the deft. copy. 

John Tutor, pltf. v/s Hans Kierstede, deft. Deft, in default. 

Robberd Hollis, pltf. v/s Josiah Hazzard, deft. Deft, in default. 

Burgomaster W? Beeckman, pltf. v/s Elias Puddington, deft. Deft, 
in default. 

The Hr Schout Knyff, pltf. v/s Willem Whyte, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. Deft, is ordered to finally answer the pltfs. demand at the next 
Court day on pain of condemnation. 

John Cooly, pltf. v/s Henry Newton, deft. Pltf. demands restitu- 
tion of 100 guilders twice paid, according to James Crafford's declaration : 
also that the declaration be returned to him with a receipt thereon. The 
W. Court decree, that the said debt is lawfully paid to deft, according to 
said obligation; therefore pltfs. action herein is dismissed; but deft, is 
ordered to return the obligation with*a receipt, that he is paid. 

Adriaen Vincent, pltf. v/s David Defour, deft. Whereas some 
question has been raised by the pltf. and deft, respecting the balance of 
their a/c. the gentlemen of the Court have therefore resolved to authorize 
Sieur Paulus Richard to make up the a/c between them both, reporting 
his award. 



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Gerrit Hendricksen Blauboer delivers into Court an award of good 
men appointed by this Court over matters depending between him 
and Dirck Jansen, cooper. He demands the approval of the Court 
thereon, etc. Said award having been seen by the Court, it was ap- 
proved by their Worships and Dirck Jansen is ordered to pay the balance 
of his a/c according to the abovementioned award to the said Gerrit 
Hendricksen, with costs of summons and scriveners fees. 

This date execution is granted Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesand on a 
judgment obtained by him against Dirck Jansen Smit on date 4th yber 
last. Up to here fl. 10. 

Item, execution is also granted to the late Schout de Mill on a judg- 
ment obtained in date 2^ Octob.' last against Abel Hardenbroeck. 

Item, execution is also granted to Dirck Jansen, cooper, guardian 
of Bru)m Hagens, on the judgment obtained by him in date 4^ Septemb^ 
last against Hendrick Bosch, Swaert Veeger (chimney sweep ?) fl. 14 
to this. 

Jacques Corteljou, ex- Vend u Mastr on Long Island, was ordered by 
this Court at the last session to appear here this day to see, if he had any 
lawful cause or objection to produce, why a certain sum of fl. 268: 10. 
should not be disbursed and paid to Charles Fontaine, which by said 
Fontaine was attached from the estate of the late Knoet Mounts in Asser 
Levy's hands etc. But he remaining contumax notwithstanding he has 
had due notice thereof, therefore Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens 
hereby order that Asser Levy hand over and pay to said Charles fontaine 
said attached monies. 

On the petition of Dirck van der Cleef, representing that there is 
due by Martin Hofman to him as attorney of Arent Jansen Moesman fl* 
700 principal and accrued interest, in virtue of a mortgage dated \%^ 
9ber 1664 and judgment obtained dated 3d. August 1669, by which 
mortgage he hypothecated his house and lot situate in Broadway next the 
guard house etz. having then fraudulently sold the aforesaid to Capt 
Manning and received the payment from him for it, the aforesaid mort- 
gage still remains in full force notwithstanding; the petitioner requests 
that he be granted judgment and execution against the aforesaid 
hypothecated house in order that he be paid the principal and accrued 
interest, with costs. The W. Court orders that previous to proceeding 



132 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

further in this cause, Marten Hofman be legally notified and informed, 
that if he do not soon appear here to defend his cause, the aforesaid 
hypothecated house and lot shall be sold at his cost and the damage 
charged to him; also that the case shall at the same time be communi- 
cated to the Deaconry of this City, as they support one Mistress Seely, 
who is concerned in the house through her deceased husband. 

Extract from the Resolutions of the Hon^-* Govema' General and 
Council of N: Netherland adopted in their Assembly the 3^ Octobr 
1674. 

From the nomination exhibited by the Schout, Burgomasters and 
Schepens of the City of New Orange the Honble. Governor Gen! of N : 
Netherland has elected and confirmed as Church wardens of this City for 
the ensuing year: — 

Adolf Pietersen, Old Churchwarden. 
Nicolaes De Myer, 
ffrederick Philipsen. 

Done Fort Willem Hendritk in New Netherland. Ady, 3? Octob' 
A? 1674. 

By order of the Honble Govemo' General of New Netherland. 

(Was Signed) N. Bayard, Secretary. 

Item, the election for Magistrates of the Outside People beyond the 
Fresh Water is also approved by the Hon"* Governor as made in date 2* 
Octobf last by this W. Court. 

At a Meeting of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens and Burgher 
Court Martial holden by order of Hon"* W Governo' on 25^ Octobr 1674. 
Present Burgomaster Joh: van Brugh, Burgomaster Willem Beeckman, 
Capt. Egidius Luyck, Capt. Marten Cregier; Jacob Kip, Guilaine Ver- 
planck, Francois Rombouts, Christopher Hooghland, Stephen Van 
Cortland, Schepens. 

The Honble Governor appearing at the Meeting represents, that the 
time for his departure is very near and that he probably will not be able 
to wait the arrival of the expected Governor from England as the winter 
season is approaching etc. Therefore his Hono' deemed it proper to ac- 
quaint the Meeting thereof and at the same time to order, that the 
Burgomasters and Schepens together with the Burgher Court Martial 



1674] Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 133 

nominate a double number of ten persons, from which his Hono' will 
then elect 5, who after his departure shall possess and exercise the execu- 
tive authority until the arrival of the expected ships and the GovemoT of 
his Majesty of England, who shall be also authorized to surrender the 
country to whomsoever exhibits his Majesty's commission. 

Whereupon it is resolved to have the Meeting called for tomorrow 
afternoon at 2. o'Clock. 

At a Meeting of Burgomasters and Schepens with the Burgher Court 
Martial holden at the City Hall the 26^ Octobf A"? 1674. Present Bur- 
gomaster Johannes van Brugh, Burgomaster Willem Beeckman, Captain 
Comelis Steenwyck, Capt* Marten Kregier, Capt!' Egidius Luyck, Lieut: 
Nicolaes Bayard; Jacob Kip, Guilaine Verplanck, Francois Rombouts, 
Christopher Hooghland, Stephen van Cortland, Schepens; Ensign Gab: 
Minvielle. 

In pursuance of the order given to the Meeting yesterday by th 
Governor the following nomination is this day made to be presented to 
the Govern©': — 

Mr. Com: Steenwyck, 

Mr. Nicolaes Bayard, 

Burgomaster Johannes van Brugh, 

Burgomast' Willem Beeckman, 

Capt^ Egidius Luyck, 

Capt" Marten Kregier, 

M' Johannes De Peystcr, 

Mr Olof Stevens Cortland, 

Mr. Schepen Jacob Kip, 

Mr Schepen Fran* Rombouts. 



Right Honourable Sir, 
Pursuant to your Honor's order given us yesterday, we the Burgo- 
masters and Schepens together with the military officers of the Burgher 
Court Martial of the City N: Orange have this day by plurality of votes 
nominated ten persons, who are hereby in like manner presented to youi 
Honor 



134 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

Mr, Com, Steenwyclt, 
Mr, Nicolaes Bayaid, 
Burgomaster Johannes van Brugh, 
Burgomaster Willem Beeckman, 
Capt^ Marten Kregier, 
Capt!' Egidius Luyck, 
Mr. Schepen }acob Kip, 
Johannes de Peyster, old Burgomaster, 
Mr. Olof Stevens van Cortland, 
Mr. Schepen francois Rombouts, 
from whom your Hono' can, as you think proper, elect the persons by 
whom this government may be regulated and preserved most peaceably 
and quietly until the arrival of the expected Governo' We remain your 
Honor's humble Servants, 

The Burgomasters and Schepens with the Burgher 

Court Martial of the City N: Orange. 
Done City Hall z6 OctobT 1674. 

By order of the same, 

Ephraim Herman, Secretary. 

Burgomasters and Schepens being assembled CoUegialiter at the City 
Hall, have resolved to present the following petition to the Goveroo' 
To the R^ Hon*^ the Heer Anthony Colve, 

Govcmo' General of N: Netherland. 
R! Hon"? Sir, 

We your Hono*? petitioners, the Burgomasters and Schepens of the 
City N: Orange, represent with due respect, that many of the good in- 
habitants of this City have applied to- us and on divers occasions com- 
plained regarding some expected difficulties and points set forth here 
under: we have therefore thought proper and found ourselves by our 
office obliged to call your Honor's attention to them humbly requesting your 
Hono' to be i)lt;ased to provide therein for the advantage of the inhabitants. 

Firstly, that the extraordinary tax imposed for the payment of the 
monies loaned for the repairs of the fort's and City's fortifications 
. , . ; also that those, who on this account must lose and remove their 
lots and houses, may be paid out of the abovementioned tax already col- 



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lected, according to the placard of the 17*^ March last and the orders to 
Book Keeper Jacobus van de Water, which so express and promise. 

Secondly, that those, who must accept any houses and lots within 
this City in stead of their lost houses and lots on the assessment made, 
may be freed from those, who may hereafter come to claim the same 
houses and lots. 

Thirdly, whereas many of the inhabitants are greatly interested in 
the confiscated estate of the late Governor Lovelace and several others 
here, for which your Honor has also appointed Commission", that your 
Hono' make such order herein that each may receive his right therefrom, 
as far as said estate may extend. 

Finally, as the City still owes about the sum of 1500 guilders, besides 
the last year's salary of the City's Secretary, which your Honof was 
pleased to refer to us for payment, and whilst the City Treasury has 
scarcely any provision of money therefor, our humble petition is, that ac- 
cording to your Honor's promise made to us, order may be given for the 
payment thereof — All which we respectfully request your Honor to take 
into serious consideration and to grant a favorable apostille for the ad- 
vantage of the inhabitants of this City — Remaining your Honor's humble 
Servants, 

The Burgomasters and Schepens of the City N : Orange. 
Done, City Hall of the City N : Orange 
27^ Octob' 1674. 

By order of the same. 

Ephraim Herman, Secy. 

Ordinary Court of Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens holden at 
the City Hall the 30^ Octobr A? 1(^4. Present Johannis Van Brugh, Wil- 
lem Beeckman, Burgomasters ; Jacob Kipp, Guilaine Verplanck, francois 
Rombouts, Christopher Hooghland, Schepens. 

Adriaen Jansen, pltf. v/s Jacob Leucena, deft. Pltf. says, he last 
year gave deft, an order to receive from Mr. Palingh at the Esopus for 
pltfs. a/c 25 skepels of wheat in payment of what the pltf. owed the deft., 
which wheat the deft, also received, but he deft, refuses the pltf. a release, 
holding the said wheat, for what said Paling owed him the deft. Deft, 
says, he received the wheat on his own a/c from Paling and not on his. 



136 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

pltfs., a/c. The W. Court decree, that if the pltf. can prove that Palingh 
delivered the wheat to deft, for his a/c, then deft, shall receipt therefor 
to the pltf. 

Paulus Richard, pltf. v/s Louwries Jansen, deft. Pltf. says, that 
deft, took up in divers goods at his house on his son's a/c the sum of fl. 
306: 7, which said son now refuses to pay: he requests therefore that the 
deft, may be condemned to pay said debt with costs. Deft, admits 
having received so much on his son's a/c. to pay with the crop and says 
his son shall still do so. The Court orders the deft, to give Security, that 
the debt shall be paid at Candlemas. 

John Man, pltf. v/s Samuell«Rescu, deft. Defts. 2^ default. Deft, 
is ordered to come and defend himself on the next Court day without 
delay. 

Huygh Barentsen de Kleyn, pltf. v/s Daniell de Haert, deft. Deft, 
answers in writing to the pltfs. entered demand. Pltf. requests copy. 
The W. Court grants pltf. copy. 

The late Schout Anth : De Mill, pltf. v/s Mettien Wesselsen, deft. 
Deft, delivers in her deduction. This cause is postponed until tomorrow, 
when it shall be determined. 

Capt. Willem Knyf, pltf. v/s William Whyte, deft. Deft, in default. 
According to order of the last Court day deft, delivers in his answer to 
pltfs. demand. 

Henrita Anthony, pltf. v/s Capt. Knyf, deft. Deft, in default. 

Sarah Harrison, pltf. v/s Sarah Hawkings, deft. Deft, in default. 

Pieter Pangborne, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Gerrit Jansen Roos, pltf. v/s Abell Hardenbroeck, deft. Defts. 2^, 
default. Pltf. says he found a certain oyster rake in a well, which pltf. 
(? deft.) owned and claimed: he demands restitution thereof or satisfac- 
tion for his trouble. 

Isacq van Vlecq, pltf. v/s Gerrittie Spiegelaers, deft. Deft, in de- 
fault. 

Neeltie Jansen, pltf. v/s Pieter Groenevelt, deft. Deft, in default. 

Jan Pietersen, pltf. v/s The Widow Hegemans, deft. Deft, in 
default. 

Dirck van der Cleef, pltf. v/s AUard Anthony, deft. This cause is 



1674] Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 137 

postponed until the Burgomasters shall have again spoken to Capt'' Nicols 
about the explanation of his rendered declaration. 

Annettie Comelis appears in Court and declares, she sent orders by 
the sloop of Dirck Smit to the Commandant P: Aldrighs at the South 
River to pay said Dirck Smit from the efifects of her and her husband 
Jacobus Fabritius there the judgment pronounced by this Court on 
. . . Feby last. She requests therefore, that the Schout may not 
levy execution on her estate here, until she receive an answer whether 
the debt is paid there, the rather as from the estate here the father's 
property must be forthcoming to the children. Whereupon the Court 
order, that the Schout should not proceed with the execution until further 
order. 

The Hon^'• Governor General appearing at the Meeting in the City 
Hall recommended the Burgomasters and Schepens and the Burgher 
Council of War most particularly to take good care for the prevention of 
all mischiefs either by night or by day, which may be occasioned by the 
malice of any persons and the insolence of his Hono*? soldiery; further 
enjoining on them, that if any soldiers be found in the streets exhibiting 
insolence, that they should be secured and brought to his Hono-, who 
then should punish them according to deserts, etc. 

Whereupon the Court resolved to cause the following to be published 
to the end that good watch be kept to obviate and prevent mischief as 
much as possible. 

Whereas the Provost and Serjeants of the Train bands of this City 
complain, that the men do not keep parade and watch, as they ought, 
but absent themselves very frequently, so that they are unable to place 
sentinels on their posts through want of men or to prevent menacing 
dangers, which arises only because the incurred fines are not collected 
and paid nor satisfaction made to the Corporals: 

Therefore, the Burgomasters and Council of War of this City of New 
Orange hereby order and charge the Provost with the Serjeant and the 
4 Trainsbands of the watch henceforth to collect the fines the next morn- 
ing on the breaking up of the watch and on refusal of pa3rment forthwith, 
without regard of persons to take as much goods out their houses as the 
incurred fines amount to. Thus done, in the City Hall of the City N ; 
Orange on the 2? Novemb' Af 1674. 



138 Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1674 

By order of the Burgomasters and Council of War of the City of N: 
Orange. Ephraim Hennan, Secietary. 

3? Novemb' A? 1674, Burgomasters and Schepens with the Council 
of War being assembled at the City Hall have, with the approbation of 
the Governor, appointed and qualified, as their Worships do hereby ap- 
point and qualify, M' Cornells Steenwyck, with the Burgomaster Johan- 
nes van Brugh and Willem Beeckman to repair on board his Majesty'a 
frigate now anchored under Staten Island aod there to welcome the 
Governor Maj' Andrews and at the same time to request some privileges 
for the advanUge of the Commonalty. 

The above delegates returning this day report that they had welcomed 
the Hon*^ Govemo-' Major Andrews on board, and had sought some 
privileges in favour of the inhabitants; he answered them, they, the dele- 
gates, may assure the inhabitants of the Dutch nation, that they should 
participate in the same privileges with those of the English nation, and 
that his bono' should promote their interest as much as possible; referring 
further to the instructions given him by his Royal Majesty and Highness 
of York eti. 

At a Court present the Burgomasters and Schepens and Burgher 
Council of War, held and assembled by special order of the Govemo- 
General, Anthony Colve, in the City Hall of the City of N: Orange the 
9* Novembr Stih Novo A? 1674. 

_^The Govemo' General appearing in Court communicated to it that 
he should, pursuant to the orders from his superiors, deliver over to- 
morrow the Fort and this Province of N: Netherland according to the 
Articles of Peace to Major Andrews in behalf of his Majesty of Great 
Britain; and thanked the Court thereupon for their past services and at 
the same time absolved and discharged them from their oath of allegiance 
to their High Mightinesses and his Serene Highness; further ordering, 
that the five flags of the Outside People with the cushions and table 
cloth now in the City Hall should be Uken in charge by the Burgomaster 
Johannes v:iii Brugh, until they should be demanded and taken away by 
order of the supreme authority taken thereupon his departure from the 
Court. Which I certify to have so occurred, 

Ephraim Herman, Secrety. 



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1674] Court Minutes of New Amsterdam. 139 

Inventory of Books etc, found in the City Hall and by order of the 
Court given in care to the President Burgomaster Johannes van Brugh 
the 9^ Novembf 1674: — 

I. Book in folio entituled — Placards, Ordinances and Octroys of the 
Hon^ Great and Mighty Lords the States of Holland and Westvrieslant. 
. I. Ditto. Placards, Ordinances of the Lords States General. 

I. Ditto. Handbook of Imperial and Civil Laws. 

I. Ditto. Bye laws of Amsterdam. 

3 Ditto in quarto; Consultations and Opinions i 2 and 3^ parts. 

I Ditto. Dutch Practice and Laws. 

I Ditto. Wisbuste Admiralty Laws. 



On the ^ November A? 1674, the Province of N. Netherland is sur- 
rendered by Govemo-' Colve to Govemo' Major Edmund Andros in 
behalf of his Majesty of Great Britain. 



ADMINISTRATIVE MINUTES. 



[By inadvertence the following Minutes of the Bui^masters on 
administrative business were bound with Volume III. of the Records, and 
to avoid breaking the continuity of the Court Minutes, the Editor has 
considered it advisable to let this part follow here with the consent of the 
Committee.] 

Whereas divers matters daily occur here within this City of Amster- 
dam in New Netherland, which according to the custom of our Father- 
land and the privileges granted to this City, concern only the Burgomasters; 
such as the repairs and construction of necessary works; finances, how to 
find means; and order, that everything proceed in order; also should any 
one have to request oi propose any thing relating to the City, to direct it 
for the public good ; Moreover if any public office or service regarding 
this City or any thing else be necessary for the public good, to propose it 
to the Right Hon'f' Director General and Council and to make a nomina- 
tion: 

Therefore resolved by Burgomasters of this City aforesaid, that their 
worships shall meet once a Week for the future in the City Hall, where- 
unto they have appointed and fixed Thursday Morning at 9 o'Clock, to 
consult then together about all, that may concern the City, and to dis- 
pose thereof as shall be found proper. Done this 8^ March 1^57. In 
the City Hall at Amsterdam in N: Netherland. Present, th* Heeren 
Burgomasters, Allard Anthony and Foulus Leendertzen van der Grift. 

The Burgomasters deliberating over the state of this City's revenue, 
and what at present the City owes, find that they are behind, and that 
Allard Anthony and Olof Stevensen have disbursed considerable of their 
private funds: And whereas there is at present little prospect of restor- 



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i6s7l Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. 141 

ing their expended money to the said gentlemen, Resolved that the 
monies expected from the Farming of the Burgher Excise and the 
Slaughtering shall, be paid as far they both amount to, to the aforesaid 
gentlemen in deduction of their disbursement in the year 1655 and 1656; 
and that those, who are still indebted for the assessment made in Octob' 
1655 shall be warned to pay, and the monies arising therefrom shall be 
handed to the Treasurer, to pay therefrom by Order the last contracted 
debts and daily expences, and to meet and settle what is possible. Done 
the 8*^ March 1657, at the Court of Burgomasters of this City of Amster- 
dam in N. Netherland. 
Copy. 
Extract of the Register of the Resolutions adopted by the Hon*"?* Director 

General and Council of N : Netherland in their Hon^'* Assembly on 

Tuesday the 6*^ March 1657. 

Director General and Council of N: Netherland have considered the 
nomination made and delivered by the Burgomasters of the City of Am- 
sterdam in N: Netherland with request, that the Director General and 
Council may please to elect a person from the nominated to fill the office 
of Treasurer of this City for the ensuing year. 

Which being taken into deliberation 'tis after question being put, 
concluded, resolved and confirmed by the Director General and Council, 
as the ruling Burgomasters have to take care of, and attend to not only 
the City's but also their own affairs, that henceforward the place of 
Treasurer shall be filled and served by the last retired Burgomaster. 
Therefore the retiring Burgomaster Olof Stevensen van Cortlant is hereby 
appointed and commissioned as Treasurer of this City, who shall have to 
administer the City's income on orders signed by the Burgomasters then 
ruling and not otherwise. Thus done at the Assembly in Fort Amster 
dam in N: Netherland. Ady as above. Under Stood. Agrees with, the 
aforesaid Resolution and signed C. v. Ruyven, Secretary. 

Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the Hon^ Director General 
and Council of N. Netherland adopted in their Hon^ Assembly on 
Tuesday, 6^ March 1657. 

The Director General and Council of N. Netherland having con- 
sidered the nomination made and delivered in by the Burgomasters of 



142 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

this City, with request, that Director General and Council may be pleased 
to elect from the nominated one Churchwarden in place of a Church- 
warden, who shall retire, do therefore elect from the nominated as 
Churchwarden for the ensuing year, Pieter Tonneman in stead of 
Nicasius de Sille, and have continued for the present Sieur Govert 
Loockermans. Thus done in Fort Amsterdam in N : Netherland Ady as 
Above. Under Stood Agrees with afores.^ Resolution and Signed, C: V: 
Ruyven, Secret' 

Whereas according to Extract from the Resolves of the Hon*^ 
Director General and Council of N: Netherland dated 6*^ March of this 
Year, 'tis resolved and determined, that henceforward the Treasurer's 
place of this City of Amsterdam shall be filled by the last retiring Burgo- 
master, and their Hon"^ have therefore commissioned and authorized 
from the Burgomasters' nomination, the Hon^^ Olof Stevensen van 
Cortlant to administer as Treasurer all the receipts and disbursements of 
this City on the written orders of the Burgomasters in office : the said van 
Cortlant is therefore sent for to the meeting of Burgomasters, and appear- 
ing is confirmed in said Office. Done this S^ March 1657, at the Court 
of Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

Whereas according to Extract from the Resolves of the Hon^ 
Director General and Council of New Netherland dated 6^ March of this 
year Pieter Tonneman is elected from those nominated by Burgomasters 
as Churchwarden in place of the retiring Nicasius de Silla, the said 
Tonneman is therefore hereby requested and authorized to attend to and 
fill the said office of Church Warden for the ensuing year with Govert 
Loockermans. Done this 8^ March 1657, at the Court of Burgomasters 
of this City of Amsterdam in New Netherland. 

Friday, 9*^ March 1657. In the City Hall, Assembled the Burgo- 
masters of this City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

Whereas the Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam have deemed 
it highly necessary, that some monies be placed in the Treasurer's chest 

to pay therefrom the daily and indispensable expenses of this City, and 
as many have not yet paid according to the assessment made by Burgo- 
masters and Schepens in Octob' 1655, Burgomasters have therefore drawn 



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out the following list and placed it in the hands of the Treasurer to have 
the monies therein mentioned collected by the Court Messenger. 



Johannes P^ Verbrugge. . . . fl. loo. 

Comelis Steenwyck loo. 

Pf Com? Vander Veen 

Piet^ Jacobs Buys 

Abram Nichels 

Abram la Nooy 

Andries d' Haes 

Tomas Lambertsen. 

Claes Bordingh 

Jan the Cooper. 

Lodouyck Pos 

Jan Peeck 

Fredrick Hendrick 

Pieter Jacobs Marius 

Andries Jochemsen 

Michel Paulizen 

Egbert Van Borsum 

Jan Perie 

Isaack Foreest 

D. V. Schelluyne 

Aldart Coninck 

Sybrant Jansen 

Willem Pietersen 

Salamon La Chair 

Comelis Jansen Clopper. . . 

Myndert the Cooper 

Claes d'Ruiter and Harm 

Douw 

Abram Planck 

M! Hans Kierstede 



60. 
80. 
70. 
40. 
20. 
20. 
20. 

as- 

IS. 
20. 

10. 

20. 

10. 

IS. 

30. 

10. 
20. 

12. 

IS. 

10. 

IS. 
10. 

IS- 
10. 

IS. 
20. 

20. 



Adolf Pietersen fl. 12. 

Gerrit FuUewever 15. 

Egbert Woutersen 20. 

Hendrick W"sen the Baker. 25. 

Joost the Baker 25. 

Pieter Rock 20. 

Rendel Huwit 10. 

Casper Stynmets 10. 

Sybout Clasen 20. 

Cristiaen Barentsen 15. 

Tomas Hall 25. 

Jochim Beeckman 10. 

Claes Poulizen 10. 

Claes F Smit i beaver 8. 

Isaack Allerton 60. 

Jan the Scribe 12. 

Symon Velle 12. 

Com* Van Langer i beaver. 8. 

Henricus van Dyck 30. 

Frans Jansen 20. 

Jan Jansen van St. Ob3m. . . 12. 

Hendrick van Bommel 6. 

Claes Tysen 10. 

Aert Willemsen 20. 

Laycas Andriessen i beaver. 8. 

Aryan Symonsen i beaver. • 8. 
Claes the Younger at A. 

Blommaerts 20. 

Mr Jacob Varrevanger 30. 

Jacob van Couwenhoven... 100. 



Somma fl. 1408. 



Done this 9^ March 1657 at the Court of Burgomast? of this City of 
Amsterdam in New Netherland. 



144 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

Whereas some of the above persons object to pay before and until 
they have an assessment order to charge to the a/c of their principals or 
otherwise; the following draft is made and the tenor thereof sent to Joh: 
Pr Verbrugge, Com? Steenwyck, Pieter Corns van der Veen, Pieter 
Jacobs Buys, Abram Nickels and Ad^ Blommert on ace* of Claes the 
Young ded* 

N : N. is ordered to pay to the Treasurer of this City the sum of 
f. . . . according to the Assessment made by the Hon^ Director Gen- 
eral, the Burgomasters and Schepens of this City in Octf 1655, which 
shall avail as payment. Done the 9^ March 1657 in the Court of Burgo- 
masters of this City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland and Signed by order 
of the Burgomasters aforesaid. 

Jacob Kip, Secret^ 

Whereas one Churchwarden is retired and another having been ap- 
pointed in his stead, it is customary according to the practice of our 
Fatherland, that a/c be rendered of their administration ; Burgomasters 
have resolved to communicate it to the Honble General, to know whether 
a/c shall be rendered to his Honor, or to the Burgomasters. 

Thursday, 15? March 1657. In the City Hall; Present the W. 
Heeren Nicasius d'Silla, AUard Anthony, and Paulus Leenderts vander 
Grift. 

This day the Court received the following Resolution from the R* 
Hon"* the Director General and Council, whereupon were adopted the 
resolution and nomination thereunto following. 
Copy. 
Extract from the Register of the Resolutions of the Hon: Direct^ General 

and Council of N: Netherland adopted in their Hon*^* Assembly 

Tuesday 12*!* March 1657. 

Whereas through the blessed increase of trade and population, it is 
made manifest and sufficiently apparent to the Director General and 
Council of N : Netherland, that neither the Burgher, trader nor stranger 
can be well accommodated in consequence of the few labourers, that have 
hitherto been employed at the Hon"* Company's Warehouse, Scales and 
to carry beer and wine ; especially the beer porters, who have heretofore 



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been only two in number; whereby it has often happened, that the 
Burgher and stranger could not be properly attended to in their turn; to 
prevent which for the future, the Director General and Council of New 
Netherland have considered it proper and expedient to increase not only 
the number of sworn labourers at the said Warehouse Scales, and the beer 
carriers to nine, but also for the greater accommodation and convenience 
as well of the Burgher, and trader as of the stranger, that they have 
resolved that the sworn labourers shall one with another attend to the 
Warehouse, the Scales and carrying the wine and beer, and that also for 
the wages thereunto already established or hereafter to be established ; on 
condition that both the old and those who may now be added shall be 
holden to take and renew the proper oath, and oblige themselves, in addi- 
tion, in case of fire, freshet or other very urgent necessity they shall hold 
themselves ready and repair, before all others, to the place, where neces- 
sity and circumstances such shall demand. Which nine sworn labourers 
and beer carriers shall work together in one common purse, and three of 
them, at least, shall attend and be found daily at the Scales or said Ware- 
house, so that the Burgher and stranger may be continually accommo- 
dated. But on the arrival of a ship or ships they shall all attend there, 
or at least such number as shall accommodate the skipper, trader, Burgher 
or stranger without complaint and to their content; for which purpose 
Burgomasters of this City shall be empowered to nominate a double num- 
ber and present the same to the Director General and Council. Done, 
Fortress Amsterdam in N: Netherland A? 1657. the 12*?* March. 

Understood — Agrees with the Aforesaid Resolution and Signed, C: 
V: Ruyven, Secretary. 

To the R! Hon^" Direct^ General and Council of N : Netherland. 
Right Hon»^' Sir, 

Whereas by your Hon" resolution of the 12* March last we find, that 
your Hon" deem it necessary for the accommodation of the trader, 
skipper and Burgher, that nine sworn labourers be appointed to attend 
alternately in threes, as well at the Warehouse of the Hon**** Company, 
the Scales and carnage of beer and wine, and to labour altogether, if nec- 
essary, and that we should with that view nominate a double number: — 

The Schout and Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in N: 



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Netherland considering, therefore, the necessity thereof, have resolved, 
as there are not at present as many applicants as will allow a complete 
double number to be nominated and it cannot consequently be con- 
veniently done, to allow, with the approbation of the R^ Honble Director 
General and Council, the present labourers to continue, to wit — Adriaen 
Vincent, Tomas Frericksen, Josep Waldron, Joost Goderis, Andries An- 
driesen, and Barent Jacobs Cool, and as a Supplement to the aforesaid 
Number to nominate these following, viz: Cryn yacobsen^ Cornells Hen- 
dricksen^ Jan Corneliseny Luycas Eidersen^ WilUm Koecke and Philip 
yanseny from which the Hon"* Direct' General will please to select a 
single number. And whereas we have thought it necessary, that an over- 
seer be placed over them we have nominated to your Honors two of the 
same as Overseers, to wit — Tomas Frericksen and Barent Hansen Cool^ 
with request that Your Hon? may be pleased to elect one of them. Done 
this 15 March 1657. in the meeting of Schout and Burgomasters of the 
City Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

Signed By Order of the Same, 

Jacob Kip, Secretary. 

The Schout N: deSilla, pltf. v/s Madaleen Dirckx and her bride- 
groom, defts. The pltf. says that the defts. have presumed to insult the 
Firewardens of this City on the public highway, and to make a street riot, 
according to the complaint made to his Worship. Requesting for the 
maintenance of the aforesaid gentlemen's quality that the petitioners be 
publicly punished or fined as their W. shall think proper. Deft. Madaleen 
Dircx appears alone in Court; admits, that she and her sister passed by 
the door of the Firewarden Litschoe, and as they always joked, when the 
firewardens came to their house, she said — " there is the chimney sweep 
in the door; his chimney is well swept; and not another word was said 
about it." And as such cannot, and ought not to be tolerated on ac- 
count of its bad consequences, the Burgomasters condemn, as they do 
hereby, the abovenamed Madaleen Dircx in a fine of two pounds Flemish, 
to be applied, one half for the Church and one half for the Poor, and 
notify her at the same time to avoid all such and similar faults, or in de- 
fault thereof other] disposition shall be made. Done in Court at the City 
Hall, at Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

Harmen Smeeman requests by petition, as an ungranted lot^of about 



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70 feet wide and 80 feet deep lies behind his house in this City, and he 
has great need thereof, that the Burgomaster be pleased to grant him the 
aforesaid lot, as lots are granted to others. Whereupon Was apostilled: 
Petitioner's request is granted, provided he satisfy Sieur Joh: Nevius for 
the survey of his lot. 

Pieter Comelis van derVeen requests by petition, as he has incurred 
great expence on his dwelling house at the corner of Pearl Street^ and is 
about to make greater improvements as an ornament thereunto, that a 
Square may remain and be made by resolution there. But it was resolved 
to communciate the same to the Hon^ General and then to dispose of it. 

The Treasurer being sent for to Court to know, if he has any thing 
yet in the chest, appears and says he sent to several, but received 
nothing, but that many promised and several demanded certificate of 
condemnation. And whereas Burgomasters are ignorant, they request 
the Treasurer to appear once a week in Court, and if he have any thing 
to report it. 

Burgomasters having seen and examined the acc5 of the receipts of 
the tapsters and burghers excise, also of the slaughter-excise, kept by the 
Secretary Jacob Kip and rendered to Court, resolve to communicate it to 
the R- Hon^ General, that his Honor may more minutely examine and 
audit it; if not due discharge shall then be given him. Kip. Done as 
above being the 15*?* March 1657. 

On the 29•^ March 1657; In the City Hall. Present the W. Heeren 
N : de Silla, Allard Anthony and Paulus Leenderts vander Grift. 

Schout and Burgomasters of this City having taken into consideration 
pursuant to the privilege granted in date 30^ ]zjdJ 1657 to the Burghery 
of this City by the Hon*^ General and Council, and the explanation 
thereof rendered by the above General and Councillors in date 2^ Febru- 
ary, that some of the newly arriving passengers may through ignorance 
presume to sell here in the City by the ell, measure or weight, or pursue 
some other business, have thought proper, in order to save every one 
damage, again to inform them by this publication, that no one can sell in 
this City by the ell, measure or weight, or do any other business, unless 
he have received the Burgher-right (Freetkm) of this City, and have his 
ell, measure or weight^stamped; and whosoever is inclined so to do shall 



148 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

have to apply, to receive their Burgher right, to the Presiding Burgo- 
master Allard Anthony, and for the stamping their ell, measure and 
weight shall apply at the City Hall of this City on the afternoon of Satur- 
day from two to four o' Clock. Every one is warned to take heed of 
damage. Thus done and published this 29*^ March 1657. at Amsterdam in 
N: Netherland. 

Whereas certain lots were granted within this City last year, 1656, to 
divers persons, who were in want and had no places to build on, to which 
nothing has as yet been done by several, nor any preparation made to 
build thereon, to the evident obstruction of population, the Burgomasters 
of this City do therefore hereby warn each and every one, to whom any 
lots were last year granted, that they shall be bound to make preparations 
within 14 days from date to build on their lots, or in default thereof that 
they shall be deprived of the same, which shall be granted to others. 
Let every one be warned! Thus done and published this 29* March 
1657. at Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

Whereas the Treasurer of this City complained to the Court of Bur- 
gomasters, that the monies promised for the assessment made in the year 
1655 are not brought forward, notwithstanding the Court Messenger fre- 
quently applied for them, the Marshal is therefore, hereby charged to 
distrain by execution the reported and unwilling persons for the payment 
according to order of the Hon**?* Director General and Council. Done in 
the Court of Burgomasters of this aforesaid City the 29*!* March 1657. 

Hendrick Hendricksen, Drummer, appears in the Court of Burgo- 
mast" requesting payment of his yearly salary, and whereas the treasury 
is not well furnished at present, the petitioner is requested, to wait until 
the first offering opportunity; wherewith he is content. Done etc. » 

Jan Jansen Hagenaer has his account for wood cutting and other 
labour done for the City delivered into Court; but as he is not present 
and the treasury is not well furnished, it is postponed. 

The appointed and sworn grain and lime measurers request by peti- 
tion increase of fees. Which being deliberated on, it is resolved to confer 
with the Hon"* General thereupon. 

The petition of Pieter Com? van der Veen presented to the last 
Court, having been communicated to the Hon"* General by the Schout 
and Allard Anthony, the same is considered and apostilled: — Whereas 



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this being communicated to the Hon^' General, his Hon' says the afore- 
said Square was disposed of, long before the distribution of the lots was 
granted to the Burgomasters, and therefore does not belong to their 
Worships. The Burgomasters therefore refer the petition, if dissatisfied, 
to the Hon^' Director General and Council. Done as above. 

Marcus Vogelsangh appears in Court, requesting to be admitted as 
Burgher; claiming as he lived here before, three years, that it cannot be 
refused him; and also that he is to be preferred to the New-Comers, who 
were not here in the troubles with the English. But as there was no 
Burgher right at that time Burgomasters decree that he, the petitioner, 
must purchase it like others, or he cannot be considered a Burgher. 

Whereas it is found, that question has arisen respecting the General 
and Council's placard relative to cutting wood on the unfenced lands, it 
is therefore resolved to confer thereupon with the General. 

On the 9*?* April 1657. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren N. 
deSille, AUard Anthony, and P: L: vander Grift. 

The Burgomasters and Regents of this City of Amsterdam in N: 
Netherland hereby give notice and make known, that those, who claim 
great or small Burgher right by virtue of gift or favor from the Hon^ 
Director General and Council, shall communciate their names within 
eight days to the Burgomasters of this City, who for this purpose begin- 
ning tomorrow the Io*^ inst. shall sit during the eight days at the City 
Hall from two o'Clock till five o'Clock in the afternoon, to inscribe the 
names, with warning that those, who do not communicate their names 
within the aforesaid time, shall be deprived of the claim of Burgher right. 
Done, this 9*^ April, 1657. Published and affixed. 

Joris Wolsey appears in Court of Burgomasters exhibiting the judg- 
ment of the Court against Jan Laurens regarding the ship The Fortune ; 
demanding execution. Whereupon is apostilled. At pltfs. request, the 
Marshal is authorized in default of payment to put the above judgment 
into execution. Done as above. 



ISO Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

List of Those who have the Burgher Right pursuant to the PrivUege 
and Explanation thereof granted by the R' Hon^'' Director General 
and Council to the Burghery of this City of Amsterdam in N. 
Netherlands and are accordingly inscribed by Burgomasters, and 
have taken the proper oath. 

THE GREAT BURGHER RIGHT.* 



10* April 


17 ditto. 


Joh: La Montague, Junior. 


The wife of Corn* van Tienhoven, 


1 1*? ditto, 


Hend'k Van Dyck, 


Jan Gillis" Verbrugge, 


Hend!" Kip the Younger, 


Hendrick Rip, 


Capt? Marten Kregier. 


Isaack Kip, 


i8*?» ditto. 


The Hon*^ General Stuyvesant. 


Carel van Brugge, 


1 2*?* ditto, 


Jacob van Couwenhoven, 


Dominie Megapolensis. 


Lourens Com" vander Veen, 


13^ ditto. 


Joh: Pieters? Verbrugge, 


Jacob Gerritsen Strycker. 


Cora* Steenwyck, 


14th April. 


Will: Bogardus, 


Jan Vinge. 


Daniel Litschoe, 




Pieter van Couwenhoven. 


THE SMALL 


BURGHER RIGHT. 


10* Ap'l. 


Pieter Jacobs Buys, 


Isaack d' Foreest, 


Ab*? Nickels, 


Wamaer Wessels, 


Pieter Schabanck, 


Nic* Langevelthuyzen. 


Matewis deVos, 




Jan Rutgers, 


11^ d? 


Caspar Stynmets, 


Jan d' Young, 


Pieter Jansen, 


Jacobus Backer, 


Jochim Beeckman, Shoemak' 


Piet' Com" van der Veen, 


Arent Isaacksen, Item. 



* Bnrghers or Freemen were divided into two classes in Amsterdam January 31, 
1652, and five years later in New Amsterdam. Only members of the first class or Great 
Bnrghers were eligible to the higher municipal offices of Schout, Burgomasters and 
Schepens, Orphan-masters, etc. The small Burghers had only the privilege of trade and 
might be appointed to minor or servile offices. Rooseboom^ Recueil, cap . XL ; Laws and 
Ordinances of N. N., p. 398, 301. — B. F. 



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12 Ap'l, , 
Fredrick Flipzen, Carpenter, 
Jacob Mens, 
Dirck Van Schelluyne, 



Cornelis Jansen, 



:( 



Wood Sawyers. 



Evert Dircksen, 

Tomas Frericksen, 

Pieter Caspersen of Naerden. 



13 



th 



Gerrit Pietersen of Amsterdam, 

Hendrick Harmensen, 

Willem Jansen from Jeverland, 

Hendrick van Bommel, Tailor, 

David Wessels, Turner, 

Poulus van Beeck, 

Cornelis Jansen Clopper, Smith. 

Jean Videt, French Tailor, 

Gerrit FuUewever, 

Lambert Huybertsen Mol, 

Michiel Jansen, 

Joost Teunissen, 

Jacob Clasen Coppe, 

Claes Carstensen, 

Ryndert Pieter van Bolsaert, 

Andries Hoppen, 

A rent Lourissen Carpenter, 

Tryntie Hendricx, widow of Cor^ 
Pieters, 

Jendrick Willemsen, Baker, 

Joost Goderis, 

Michel Paulisen, 

Coenraat Ten Eyck, Shoemaker, 

Aldert Coninck, Tailor, 

Rynhout Rynhoutsen, Shoe- 
maker, * 



Pieter Andriesen, Chimney 

Sweeper, 
Jan Jacobsen Carpenel of Haer- 

lem, 
Jan Nagel, 

Barent Egberts, Tailor. 
14*^ April. 
Present the Schout and Burgo- 
mast' van der Grift : 
Jan Dircksen Scheder, 
Adriaen Vincent, 
Isaack Teene, 
Johannes Beck, 
Barent Jacobs Cool, 
Hans Dreper, 
Adolf Pietersen, 
Frerick Arentsen, 
Claes Tysen, Cooper, 
Josyn Briel, 
Sybrant Jansen Galma, 
Luycas Dircksen, 
Sto£fel Eldersen, 
Jacob Leunisen, 
Hendrick Hendrick, Tailor, 
Sybout Clasen, 
Tomas Franse, Carman, 
Claes Bordingh, 
Aryan Woutersen, 
Symon Felle, 
Lodowyck Pos, 
Jochom Bruysen, 
Tomas Lamberts, Carpenter. 
Nicolaes de Meyer, 
Evert Duyckingh, 
Abram Rycken, 
Jan Com' van Hoom, 



152 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 



Poulus Heymans, 

Tomas Sandersen, the Mill Smith. 

Willem Pietersen d'Groot, 

Nicolaes d'la Plyne, 

Andries Jochemsen, 

Jan Hendricks, Carpenter, 

Pieter Louresen, 

Fran9ois Allard, 

Claes van Elslant the Elder, 

Teunis Tomasen, Mason, 

Jan Schryver, 

Jan Gerritsen, Mason, 

Jan de Perie, 

Abram Pietersen, Miller, 

Claes Poulizen, 

Cornelis van Langevelt, 

Frans Soselje, 

Jan Evertsen Bout, 

Pieter Jacobsen Marius, 

Myndert Barentsen, 

Jan Comelis of Vlensborgh, 

Andries Andriesen van Sweden, 

Gerrit Jansen Roos, Carpenter, 

Roelof Jansen, Mason, 

Jan Hendricksen Steelman, 

Jacob Hughes, Surgeon, 

Hendrick Pieter van Hasselt, 

Barent Gerritsen, Tailor, 

M^ Jacob Hendrick Varvanger, 

Pieter Kock, 

Matys Capito, 

Abram Jacobsen, Carpenter, 

Aryan Jansen van Straetkerck, 

Luycas Eldersen, 

Rynier Gaukens van list, 

Jacob Calf, 



Nicolaes Backer, 
Jacob Will? Vander Bos, Mason, 
Hendrick Hendricksen, Drum- 
mer. 
Claes Pietersen Kos, 
Jacob Lendertsen Van Grift, 
Jan Comelis? Buys, 
Hendrick Jansen of Schalkuyck, 
Jan Lubbersen. 
17*^ April. 
Resolveert Waldron, 
Jan Jansen Hagenaar, Carpenter. 
Wessel Evertsen, 
Egbert van Borsum, 
Abraham Verplanck, 
Jan d'Pree, Cooper, 
Gewit Coerten, 
Jan Peeck, 
Rendel Huwit, 

Lourens Andries van Boskerck, 
Gerrit Gerritsen from Vrieslant, 
Tys Lubbertsen, 
Egbert Gerritsen, 
Abram Lubbertsen, 
Haey Oelefers, 

Jan Pietersen of Struckhousen, 
Com' Hendricksen, 
Rynier Wesselpenning, 
Cristiaen Barentsen, 
Pieter Stoutenburgh, 
Harmen Smeeman, 
Egbert Woutersen, 
Leendert Aerden, 
Jan Jansen Langedyck, 
Andries d'Haes, 
Claes Tysen of Amsterdam, 



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Frans Jansen van Hoochten. 
The Schout, present : 

Jan Jansen van Brieste, Cooper, 

Willem Koeck, 

Albert Jansen, Carpenter, 

Bartel Jansen Roebel, 

Joris Ham, 

Pieter Pietersen, Carpenter, 

Mr. Hans Kierstede, 

Samuel Edsal, Hatter, 

Fredrick Lubbersen, 

WiUem Simson, Englishman, 

Gerrit Comelisen, 

Com* Jansen Clopper, 

The Widow of Jan Huygen, 

Jacob Teunisen. 
The Schout retires. 

Abram Clock, 

Albert Leendersen, 

Jan Hendricks van Gunst, 

Jan Pietersen Muller, 

Nicolaes Verleth, 

Herry Breser, 

Jacob Walingh, 

Borger Jorisen. 

i8* April : 
Mettie Wessels, 
Jan Jansen Wanschaer of St. 

Obyn, 
Hendrick Arentsen, 
Herry Piers, 
Jacus Pryn, 
Jacob Stoffelsen, 
Andries Claessen, Tailor, 



Hendrick Jansen of Utrecht, 

Claes Pietersen Smith, 

Hendrick Barentsen, 

Pelgrom Klock, 

Reynick Gerritsen Vriesin, 

Jores van Vorst, Cooper, 

Willem Clasen, Butcher, 

Aert Willemsen, 

Claes Jansen Ruyter, 

Harmen Douwsen, 

Hendrick Volckersen, 

Wolphert Gerritsen, 

Dirck Clasen Pottebacker, 

Juryaen Blanck, 

Salamon la Chair, 

Claes Jansen van Sudemasten, 

Frans Clasen, 

Huybert Hend^ van Cuylen, 

Harmen Hendrick from Deven- 
ter. Shoemaker. 

Hans Albertsen, Shoemaker, 

Carsten Dirckzen of Bremen, 
Shoemaker. 
19*!* April : 

Abraham d'la Nooy, 
26*?* April : 

Luycas Andriesen, 

Dirck Siecken, 

Aryaen Symonsen, 

Pieter Rodolpus, 

Isaack Grevraer. 
3* May : 

Jan Hutsitson, Englishman, Ship 
Carpenter, 

Philip Jansen Ringo. 



154 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

Follows the Oath taken by the Burghers; drawn up by the R- Hon'?' 
Director General and Council. 

I, N. N., promise and swear in the presence of Almighty God to be 
true and faithful to the sovereignty of the Noble, High Mighty Lords 
States General of the United Netherlands and Supreme Jurisdiction of 
the Hon*^ Lords Directors of the Privileged West India Company as 
Lords and Patroons of this New Netherland Province, their Director 
General and Council already appointed or hereafter to be appointed; 
and to shew in the first place them, the Burgomasters and Rulers of this 
City, present and future, all respect and reverence and to obey them 
in all honest and just matters as a faithful subject and good Burgher is 
bound to do, as long as I shall continue in this Province. So Truly Help 
me God Almighty! 

The 11^ April, 1657. 

Jacob Cohin Hendricus, a Jew, appears in the Court of Burgo- 
masters; requests permission to bake and sell bread within this City, as 
other bakers, but with closed door. Which being deliberated on, 'tis 
decreed, as this is directly contrary to the privilege granted by the 
Honble Director General and Council to the Burghery of this City and 
also against the orders given by the Hon'^ Lords Majores, the petitioners 
request cannot be granted. 

On the petition of Will? Harck and Joris Wolsey, the Marshal de 
Vos is sent for to the Court of Burgomasters and ordered duly to fill his 
office without regard for any one and immediately to give new notice to 
Jan Larens. 

Tibout Riversen requests by petition leave to tap. Whereupon is 
ftpostilled: — Before the petitioner's prayer can be granted, he must pur- 
chase bis Burgher right within this City, when further disposition shall be 
made herein. 

Asser Levy, a Jew, appears in Court; requests to be admitted a 
Bui^her; claims that such ought not be refused him, as he keeps watch 
and ward {toihten waeht) like Other Burghers; shewing a Burgher certifi- 
cate from the City of Amsterdam, that the Jew is Burgher there. Which 
being deliberated on, tis decreed as before that it cannot be allowed, 
and he shall apply to the Director General and Council. 

Daniel Teneur appears in Court; requests that he may build on the 



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lot granted him by the City, as the timber is ready; but as it is under- 
stood, that he had so]d the lot to Jan Videt contrary to order and also 
that the present middle door is regulated, 'tis finally resolved to in- 
spect it. 

Jan Larens appears in Court of Burgomasters, exhibiting acte^ that 
he is summoned by the Marshal to satisfy the judgment, obtained against 
him by Will: Harck and Joris Wolsy respecting the ship the Adventure ; 
to which order of execution he objects, as he has obtained letters from 
the North on the subject; and as he cannot have these as yet trans- 
lated here, he demands time, until the next Monday then to exhibit 
them. Which is allowed the petitioner, and meanwhile the Marshal is 
ordered to defer the execution of the judgment. Done, this is*?" April 
1657. 

Whereas the quarter has expired, when all tavern keepers must take 
out a renewal of a tapsters license the Court Messenger is therefore 
charged to warn all tavern keepers, on pain of being excluded from their 
business, if they remain in default. 

Wamaer Wessels and Paulus van Beeck, Farmers of the Weigh- 
scales, appearing in Court, request, that a sworn attendant on the Scales 
be appointed by the Court according to custom of our Fatherland; pro- 
pose for that purpose Joost Goderisen the attendant on the Weighouse, 
promising to give him a reasonable fee from themselves in addition to his 
ordinary salary the same as the other labourers, and even to keep the 
great book. 

But whereas the Weigh scales concern the Company, it is resolved to 
communicate the petitioner's request and offer to the Director Gen*l, and 
see that it be forwarded. 

Andries Jochemsen requests by petition permission to tap, whereupon 
is apostilled : Petitioner's request is granted, provided he take out a 
proper licence therefor like others. 

Lourens Comelis van der Wei appears in the Court of Burgomasters 
representing, that he has already performed divers extraordinary services 
in time of need etc, both as a Gunner of this City as also in the South 
River, and that if necessary, he is ready to serve. Requesting therefore 
the benefit of the Great Burger Right. Burgomasters considering the 
manifoldjservices of the petitioner and his good disposition to continue 



156 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1657 

it if necessary, grant his petition and he is therefore inscribed and has 
taken the Burgher oath. 

Pieter Ebel appearing in Court of Burgomasters requests also to be 
inscribed as Burgher, as he has been long in the country, and performed 
many services for it, but as the petition^ does not reside at present here 
in the City, he is put ofif, until he comes to reside here, when his request 
shall be attended to. 

The skipper of the stranded ship appears with the Notary Klock in 
the Court of Burgomasters ; requests an order to obtain copy of what the 
Heer Alricx has written to Capt Marten [Krigier]; also copy of the 
declaration of attachment on his goods. Petitioner is granted copy of 
the attachment, to bring in his action on the next Court day. 

Thursday, 19*^ April, 1657. In the City Hall. Met the W. Heeren 
Burgomasters. 

On the petition of the Neighbours in the Glaziers Street * for a cart 
way to the Strand, as was promised them, is apostilled: As soon as the 
general survey is made, further attention shall be paid to the petitioners' 
request, that a suitable road be made. 

The petition of the neighbours near Marten Krigiers on the Grafts 
for the repair of the Grafts being examined it is resolved to defer its dis- 
posal until the general survey be done. 

Thursday the 26^ April 1657; Both the Burgomasters being met at 
the City Hall at Amsterdam, in N : Netherland. 

Wamaer Wessels appears in the Court of Burgomasters with Joost 
Goderisen, requesting that the Magistrates may please to appoint said 
Goderis as Weighmaster, and confirm him in said office. And whereas 
petitioners request is deemed just, therefore the fitness of said Goderis for 
said office being looked into, he is accepted therefor and confirmed 
therein ; and has taken the following Oath. 

^ Evert Duyckinck, glazier, had a lot on Stone Str., a little West of William, and 
this application was apparently for the opening of a cartway in William Str. at that point, 
so as to allow the inhabitants of that part of Beaver Str. communication with the shore at 
Pearl Str. See Map of Lots, Valentine's Manual, 1857, p. 498, where that part of Will, 
iam Str. is only outlined ; the date of its opening being determined by this entry. — B. F. 



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I promise and swear in the presence of the Most High, that in the 
office of Weighmaster I shall do equal justice to every one, both buyer 
and seller, without distinction of persons, and duely and honestly enter 
all that shall be Weighed, without any deceit. So Truly Help Me God 
Almighty ! 

Wamaer Wessels requests, also, that the weights in the Weighhouse 
may be corrected and stamped, so a^ to prevent all difference, that may 
arise therefrom. And whereas the weights in the Weigh house are not 
correct, it is resolved to confer with the Hon^.^ General thereon, as his 
Honor is concerned. 

Burgher Jorisen * appears in Court requesting to know, how it shall 
be with the lot shewn to him, in place of what is cut ofif from him, as he 
has sold a part of it. Whereupon Burgomasters answer and resolve that 
he shall hold what is shewn him and he may sell it and set it ofiF, and that 
a proper deed shall be given him of it on the first opportunity. 

Isaack de Foreest requests by petition the privilege of the Great 
Burgher Right, as he has been here in the Country over 20 years; has 
built considerably in this City and performed many services etc. as more 
fully mentioned in the petition. Whereupon was apostilled: — Burgo- 
masters decree, that petitioners request cannot be granted according to 
the order of the Director General and Council and the explanation of the 
great and small Burgher right. Done etz. 

The Jailer Antony Lodwick Baeck requests by petition to have fi. 24 
on his salary. Whereupon was apostilled: The Treasurer is ordered to 
pay the above f1. 24 to the Jailer in deduction of his Yearly allowance. 
Done in Court. 

Jan Videt requests to build on Daniel Teneur's lot, which being 
considered, tis decreed as the lot is cut in two, and a comer house is to 
be on it, that such little houses cannot be placed there; therefore petition- 
ers request to build there is rejected. 

Willem Brouwer requests, that the Costs incurred in the Suit against 

* Boigen Jorisen from Silesia obtained in 1643 a piece of land about 140 feet front 
on the North side of Stone Str. and 130 feet deep towards Hanover Square. The present 
William Str. to Pearl Str. was cut through the eastern part of this lot about this time and 
to indemnify Jorisen for the damage, another lot was granted to him FebrT 14, 1660, on 
the East side of Smith (now WiUiam) Str. Valtniim. Manual. 1865, p. 666. 



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Ad" Vincent may be taxed. Whereunto is answered, that such must be 
done by the Burgomasters and Schepens or a majority of them. 

Thursday the 3? May 1657: In the City Hall. Assembled the Bur- 
gomasters Paulus Leendertsen van Grift and AUard Anthony. 

Whereas the term of the presiding Burgomaster is expired, Allard 
Anthony has therefore delivered over to H' vander Grist as President 
some minutes etc. 

Jan Hutsitson, English ship carpenter, appears in Court requesting 
also to be admitted a Burgher; as he was not heretofore present at the 
appointed time. Whereupon he is informed, that he cannot leave on 
some occasions, but must keep watch and ward like other Burghers, 
which he promises; and therefore he is admitted a Burgher and has taken 
the oath of fidelity. 

Resolveert Waldron being admitted a Burgher has this date taken 
the oath of fidelity. 

Daniel Litscho appears in Court according to order of last Monday, 
demanding payment of fl. 150 for the loss of his lot and fl. 92: 8. for 64 
pieces of planks delivered to the City for the arranging of the shore piling 
{d* Waal). Whereas he, Litscho, owes fl. 50. on account of the assess- 
ment of 1655, it is deducted from fl, 92: 8 and for the balance fl. 42: 8 an 
order is given on the Treasurer. As for the fl. 150 for the lot, which has 
been taken away by the survey, he shall be paid from the other lots, which 
remain, and care be taken, that he be paid within 14 days. 

Johannes Nevius appears in Court according to affixed notices, re- 
questing satisfaction for his lot taken away by the survey, and for the 
damage suffered thereby ; demanding between four and five hundred 
guilders for damage he has suffered, but says he is willing to abide by the 
assessment of impartial persons. Burgomasters state and decree, that 
the damage shall be assessed, on the first opportunity, by arbitrators, and 
promise to take care, that he be satisfied. 

Madaleen Vincent demands satisfaction for the cutting ofif part of her 
lot for the road. But whereas it is of little or no importance, and is for 
her own advantage, it is decided*, that nothing is due for it; but promise 
that it will be inspected on the first opportunity. 

Jan Vinge appears in Court according to public notice, demanding 



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payment for timber, palisades and other articles. And whereas he has no 
a/c of particulars, he is ordered to deliver in, to the next Court a perti- 
nent a/c, when he shall receive an order the Treasurer for what is 
coming to him. 

Jan Vinge requests in like manner, for C: van Tienhoven's wife, 
satisfaction for the lot through which the road is run. Whereupon it is 
resolved, to make inspection and then to dispose of the matter. 
Item. 
Hon"* Gentlemen, 

Pursuant to your order to make known the damage suffered by indi- 
viduals from the survey of this City, the heirs of ded* Aryaentie Cuvilje 
claim, for breaking of fences and injury of grain etc. in consequence of 
running the Walls of this City through their land, to have been damaged 
as much, as arbitrators shall in fairness estimate. Was undersigned 

Abraham Verplanck, 
J: Vinge, 
The mark of D: Folckertsen. 

Apostille: — Burgomasters intention is, that the damage from the last 
survey be brought in and not from that previous and consequently the 
petitioners' request cannot be granted. Yet it will be attended to. Done 
3^ May 1657. At Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

AUard Anthony demands, among other things, satisfaction for the 
survey through' his garden and the taking away his lot given again to 
Borger Jorisen in satisfaction for Borger's lot, through which the street was 
run. Decreed that arbitrators Shall be appointed to estimate the damage. 

Juryaen Blanck appears in Court; and as he was not present hereto- 
fore to swear allegiance with the other Burghers, he has now taken the 
Oath of fidelity and is, therefore, admitted a Burgher. 

Albert Leendert demands indemnification of the damage suffered by 
running the survey through his lot, which was granted his wife, as his 
timber lay ready. But as the lot was granted on behalf of the City, tis 
decreed, that there can be no claim for damage; however tis promised, 
that inspection shall be made. 

Philip Jansen Ringo appears in Court, and as he was not heretofore 
present to take the oath with the other Burghers, he is now admitted and 
took the necessary Oath. 



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Burgomasters resolved to notify every one by the following order 
duely to set off and fence in his lot: — 

N : N. is hereby ordered to regulate his fence according to the general 
survey within 14 days after notice hereof on pain of fl. 25. should he re- 
main in default thereof, and it shall then also be removed at his expence. 
Done in the Court of Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N: 
Netherl? this 3?* May 1657. 

Signed, by order of said Burgomasters, 

Jacob Kip, Secretary. 

To Jacob van Couwenhoven, Frerick Lubbertsen, Jochem Beeckman, 
Tomas Frericksen, N : de Sille, C : van Tienhoven, Domine Driesses six 
houses, Abraham Verplanck, C. Van Elslant, Gerrit the Miller, the H' 
Blommaert. 

Jacob Kip is ordered to pay the sum of one hundred guilders for the 
lot granted to the widow of David Provoost dec!* 

The Secretary C : V : Ruyven is requested and ordered, to give Jacob 
Kip a deed of the foregoing lot. Signed by the President P. van Grift. 

This day, the 15^ May 1657, are agreed and covenanted together, 
the Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland on the one 
part, and Jan Jansen of Amesfoort (batchelor) carpenter on the other 
side; for the hire of the aforesaid Jan Jansen to build for the City — in 
manner as follows: 

The abovenamed Jan Jansen of Amesfoort hires himself as a free 
person to the Burgomast*^ of the aforesaid City for the term of six con- 
secutive months, which shall commence on the nes^t 25^ day of the month 
of May and terminate on the 25* November next, to serve during the 
said time the aforesaid City as a carpenter, diligently and faithfuUy as an 
honest and industrious mechanic is bound to do, in all such work as the 
said gentlemen shall employ him in: For which service of his, the Bur- 
gomasters of said City promise to pay the abovenamed Jan Jansen the 
sum of sixty five guilders per month, payable each month in good current 
pay^ and that on his Jan Jansen's own board and lodging: And it is 
welt and expressly conditioned, that if said Jan Jansen lose any day 
during the six months by consent and with the pleasure of the Burgo- 
masters he shall Im^ bound to make it good and fulfil it afterwards: De- 
claring thus to have co^'enanted and agreed : promising each in his 



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aforesaid capacity to observe and perform it, under bond of all laws. In 
witness whereof, this is signed by the respective parties, together with M' 
Abraham Staets and Jan Gillisen Verbrugge as witnesses. Done as above 
at Amsterdam in New Netherland. Was signed 

P: L: vandie Grift, 

Allard Anthony, 

Jan Jansen, 

Abram Staets, 

Joh Gillisen Verbrugge. 

To m)^ knowledge, 

Jacob Kip, Secretary. 

Paulus Van der Beeck as farmer of the Burgher excise is hereby 
ordered to pay to Burgomaster Allard Anthony within the time of thrice 
24 hours after Notice hereof, what he owes the City by balance of the 
first half year of the Burgher excise, on pain of execution. Done this 
16*^ May, 1657. at Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

Burgomasters' Order. 
To the Right Hon**-" Director General and 

Councillors of N : Netherland. 

The Burgomasters of this City represent with due reverence, that 
they have, through daily occupation from City affairs, so much to do, that 
they are forced almost entirely to neglect their private affairs relating to 
their families; for they must attend not only all ordinary and extra- 
ordinary Court days along with the Schepens, but also sit every Thursday 
precisely, their day fixed for City affairs; besides that, they must also 
attend to building, piling, surveying and a multitude of Burgher matters, 
as your Honors very well know: And moreover, it appearing from the 
urgent petition of the Officer, who endeavours to depose the said Burgo- 
masters from their presidency, and to make himself president of the 
Bench, which was granted them by the Rt. Hon*^ Director General and 
Councillors, and afterwards approved by the Hon^* Lords Mayors — the 
Petitioners therefore humbly request for the reasons aforesaid, and in 
order not to nullify the privileges given and granted to our Court, that 
they may be dismissed from the Bench of Schepens, and properly attend 
to the matters concerning their office and the City; leaving the presidency 

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of the Schout and the Schepens, to the disposition and resolution of the 
Right Hon^* Director General and Council. 

Awaiting hereupon your Honours favorable determination, we remain 
Your Hon" Subjects the Burgomasters of the City of 

Amsterdam in New Netherland. 
(Signed by) P. L. Vandcr Grift, 

AUard Anthony. 
Done this 26*^ June 1657. Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 
To the Hon*^ Director General and Council of N : Netherland. 

The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N: Netherland 
represent with all reverence the low condition, in which they find the 
state and treasury of this City, and the necessity of the City's works as 
well at the City Hall as the sheet piling at the Graft etc., which require 
very much to be repaired and done as we have frequently represented to 
your Honors ; and as your petitioners through the necessity thereof have 
commenced to allow said work to be undertaken and wish to complete it, 
and for this purpose have need of some money which at present is not in 
the Treasury, they, therefore, respectfully request your Honors to be 
pleased to deposit for the present ten, twelve @ fifteen hundred guilders 
in the Treasury of this City to be employed for the good of this City, 
promising to repay it from the City revenue, on the first offering occasion. 
Awaiting hereupon your Honors' favorable apostille, we Remain Your 
Honors' subjects, The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam. 

Done this 26* June 1657. Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

This day being the 30* June 1657 we the Undersigned Pieter van 
Couwenhoven and Wamaer Wessels chosen Arbitrators of the Burgo- 
masters on the one side,' and Gillis Pietersen and Isack Kip on the other 
side, in the matter of the lot, house and property thereof according to 
deed dated 1653: 22^ January, situate between the house of Daniel Lits- 
choe and this City's Wall, the difference being about the purchase; have 
at the request of parties found that the Burgomasters shall on behalf of 
the City pay unto Gillis Pietersen and Isack Kip, once, the sum of Five 
hundred and fifty guilders in merchantable zeawant, within the time of 
one month. In Witness whereof parties, with arbitrators have signed 
this contract with their own hands. Done as above at Amsterdam in N: 
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Pieter van Couwenhoven, ) 

y arbitrators; 
Wamaer Wcssels, ) 

P. L: van die Grift, 

Allard Anthony, 

Jelis Pietersen, 

Isack Kip. 
Pursuant to the above agreement, the Burgomasters have passed an 
Obligation to Gillis Pietersen and Isack Kip for the aforesiad fi. 550 pay- 
able in a month, and have therefor mortgaged the said house and lot. 
Whereupon the said Gillis Pietersen and J: Kip have delivered up the 
deed and conveyance. 

Thursday 15'!' NovemW 1657. In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Paulus Leendertsen vander Grift, Allard Anthony. 

The Burgomasters order the following apostilles on the subjoined 
petitions: — 

On Andries Jochemsen's petition is apostilled: — For reason the 
petitioner's request is refused. 

On Arent Jansen's petition; on petition of Styntie Hermans, wife of 
Comelis Hendricksen; on Frerick Arentsen's petition. On these three 
is apostilled: — Petitioners shall be shewn a lot. 

Respecting the difference in a/c between Jan Vigne and the City, 
Burgomasters have agreed with the ^bovenamed Jan Vigne, and ordered 
him to receive payment from the H' Treasurer. 

Further ordered by the Burgomasters, that a notice be drawn about 
the stealing of the timber; also a placard regarding the throwing filth in 
the Gra/i. 

Thursday, 29*^ Novemb' 1657. In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Allard Anthony. 

Joost Teunisen, baker, and Mr Jacob Varrevanger, surgeon, appear 
in Court, having a difference with each other regarding a gore of a lot 
situate by the house and lot of the aforenamed Joost Teunissen, which 
house and lot he sold to M' Jacob abovenamed; which gore of a lot M' 
Jacob says, was granted him by the General, and will prove so by Secre- 
tary Van Ruyven, that he asked a deed of it 2 or 3 times which he 



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had measured. Joost Teunisen, baker, says, it was granted him by the 
Burgomasters. The Heeren Burgomasters say, that they gave it to Joost 
Teunisen to obviate disputes, as Joost Teunisen, baker, could not deliver 
Mf Jacob Varrevanger, what he sold him. In order, that Joost Teuni- 
sen, baker, may be able to fulfil his contract regarding the sale of his 
house and lot to Mf Jacob Varrevanger, he is allowed and granted the 
piece of a lot contained without the deed, made between him and Mf 
Jacob abovenamed, and as acknowlegdment thereof shall pay to the 
Treasurer Olof Stevensen the sum of fl. 40: which piece of land being 
received the sworn surveyor Jacques Corteljiauw shall endorse on the 
back of the deed its measurement. 

Mr Jacob Varrevanger is granted the comer lot situate next to Joost 
Teunisen, Baker's lot and shall pay as an acknowledgment therefor to the 
Treasurer Oloff Stevensen the sum of fl. 40 : which comer being measured 
by the sworn Surveyor Jacques Corteljau, the same shall be deeded to 
him. 

For the loss of the Burgomaster Allard Anthony's lot by the survey, 
he is allowed three hundred guilders, and in payment thereof an order is 
made on the Treasurer Olof Stevensen. 

The Burgomasters direct two orders to be made out for the collection 
by the Treasurer, of the Monies for Joost Teunisen, Baker's and M' Jacob 
Varrevanger's lots. 

The Burgomasters order Claes Van Elslandt the Court Messenger to 
take an order to repair to the persons, who have obtained lots from the 
City and ask them, if they will build or not ; and to report thereon ; and 
to send for those, who will build to come to the City Hall next Thursday 
precisely at nine o'Clock in the morning. 

Thursday, 7* Decembr 1657. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Allart Anthony. 

The Burgomasters having resolved to send for the persons, who have 
obtained lots from the City ; also for those, who are to sheet the bank of 
the River (de Waal) ; to ascertain their resolution ; having appeared in 
Court they answered : — 

Hendrick the Baker undertakes to set the fence beside the hall. 

Hillegond Joris, Sibout Clasen, Adolf Pietersen, Sibrant Jansen, The 
Curators of the Estate of J : Pietersen Resolve to meet together in the af- 



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ternoon and see, if they can agree about the work. They undertake to 
bring sods. 

Hans Dreper, Frans Jansen, Samuel [Etsal] the Hatter, Nicolaes 
[Jansen] Backer, Jan Perier, are ready to begin and complete the work. 

Pieter Wolfersen intends to build in the Spring. 

Willem Doeckes is recommended to go on with the work. 

Pieter Rudolfus appearing in Court is asked, whether he intends to 
build on his lot and having answered, Yes ; he is asked, if he has paid the 
Treasurer fi. 175. according to the General's Assessment ? Says, he knows 
nothing about it, and that it was given him by the General. The Magis- 
trates answer him that 't was given him the same as to the others. 

Hermje at the Poor's Bouwery, intends to build in the spring. The 
Magistrates will order the Treasurer, to draw out an obligation of what she 
shall have to pay within one ® two months as an acknowledgement of the 
lot granted her. 

Arent Lauwrensen is ordered to pay to the Treasurer what he 
promised. 

Albert Jansen intends to build between this and May and undertakes 
to pay the Treasurer. 

Thursday 20*!* Decembf 1657. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendertsen vander Grift, AUard Anthony. 

Cornelis Hendrickzen's wife appears in Court, and requests as pr. 
apostille granted on her petition dated 15 ^ November ; praying, that the 
Magistrates would be pleased to designate her lot ; who have presented 
her the lot, which was granted to Nicolaas Bernart, on condition to build 
thereon between this and May. It is situated on the South side of the 
Smith street (^ Smee Straet)^ being Lot N? 5. on the Map. 

Barent Egbersen appearing in Court, requests to have a lot ; and the 
Magistrates (^ranted him the lot heretofore granted to Jan Martyn situate 
on the south side of the Smith street, being Lot N? 6 in the Map ; on con- 
dition to build on it between this and May, and to pay fl. 50 to the 
Treasurer. 

Whereas the Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Nether- 
land have understood, that the R! Hon^ Director General has presented 
some lots to some persons and the same are also given to others without 
knowing, that the same were granted by the Hon^i' D- Gen'l. already ; 



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and in order that no mistake may occur thereby, their Worships have 
therefore resolved, to request of the Hon*^* Direct' General by petition^ 
that he would be pleased to grant them an Acte giving them the disposal 
of the lots, which are not mentioned in the ground briefs ; also of the lots 
which are still ungranted and of those disposed of, to concede these as 
his Honour shall think best. 

Nicolaas Backer, Frans Jansen, Hans Roothaar [Red Hair] are asked, 
why the fence does not progress ? Answer, that it is not their fault, but 
that it is not agreed for, nor contracted out. 

Samuel Etsal appearing in Court says, that Frans Jansen is the cause, 
that his part of the work does not go ahead ; promise therefore together 
to commence immediately. 

Jacob Strycker appears in Court requesting a lot for his brother. 

The Burgomasters grant him the lot, which was heretofore given to 
Jan Dame, as he neglected to build. It is situate in the Cingel^ next to 
Jan Jansen van Langedyck's lot, 30 feet (wood measure) wide on the 
Street ; extending from the road back to Andrees' lot. 

Friday V** January, 1658 ; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Burgomasters Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Allard Anthony. 

Whereas the Brewers Street is difficult to be made use of in dirty and 
bad weather, especially in winter, it has been deemed expedient to recom- 
mend the Street Inspectors to lay out the above named Street, to consider 
the survey thereof and the necessity of its being paved ; having therefore 
deliberated with the Street Inspectors, who appeared in Court, how such 
had best be done ; whether each resident, or occupant of a house in the 
street shall pave before his lot or whether the City should have it done at 
their expence, — and as no conclusion could be come to this day, it is 
postponed to the next occasion. 

Herry Breser is hereby ordered, by direction of the Burgomasters of 
the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland to make up his sheet piling and 
to anchor and raise it properly without loss of time. Done as above By 
order of the Burgomasters aforesaid. 

Thursday, 14* January, 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Allard Anthony. 

The Court having examined the petition dated 15*^ March 1655 P^^ 



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sented by the residents of the Brewers' Street to the Burgomasters in their 
assembly, the following disposition is made thereof : — 

Whereas it is necessary that the Brewers Street be paved with stone, the 
Burgomasters have constituted and authorized as overseers thereof the per- 
sons of Isaacq de Foreest and Jieronimus Ebbing to contract this winter, in 
presence of the presiding Burgomaster, for the pebble stone, so as to begin 
in the spring, and to assess, after the work is finished, each house standing 
in the street ; and to this end the following authority is given them : — 

WARRANT. 

Whereas the inhabitants of the Brewers' Street have requested of the 
Burgomasters by petition in consequence of the unfitness of the Brewers' 
Street for some time past, to be used, and they, the petitioners, are in- 
clined to pave the aforesaid street with pebble stone ; also ofiFer to do the 
same for the benefit and ornament of this City ; whereas necessity de- 
mands it, and the Burgomasters of the abovenamed City taking the same 
into consideration and according to apostille on the aforesaid petition 
dated as above, resolve to make a beginning therein, and in order, that it 
may be done with greater zeal and unanimity, their Worships have deemed 
it expedient, that overseers and managers thereof be appointed, their 
Worships therefore hereby constitute and authorize the persons of Isaack 
de Foreest and Jieronimus Ebbingh to contract in the presence of the 
presiding Burgomaster for the stone, suitable for such work, on the first 
opportunity this winter, so as to make a commencement in the spring, in 
presence of which presiding Burgomaster they are authorized after the 
completion of the work, to assess each house in aforesaid street, in pro- 
portion for the expence of the same. Thus done and resolved in the 
meeting of the Burgomasters of the abovenamed City the 24^^ January 
1658. 

By order of the aforesaid Magistrates, 

Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 

To the Right Hon^-* Director General and Supreme Council. 
Right Hon**^ 
The Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in the N. Netherland 
respectfully represent to Your Hon" the low state of their revenue. Your 
Hon" very well know, likewise, the many necessary repairs to the City's 



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works ; and as such are consumiDg considerable money, and the City's 
income is not adequate to defray the prosecution of the aforesaid repairs ; 
they, the petitioners therefore turn to your Hon" with humble petition, 
that your Hon*? would be pleased to favor them with the proceeds of the 
Weighscales according to the laudable custom of our Fatherland, either 
in whole or in parts ; If your Hon? shall be pleased to favour the City, a 
new Scales shall be constructed according to custom of the City of Am- 
sterdam, or the old repaired and brought wherever Your Hon*^ shall please 
to order and shall deem and think best. Herein expecting your Hon*^ 
favorable apostille we are and Remain Your Honors' Servants, 

The Burgomasters of this aforesaid City. 

By order of Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 

Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 
In Amsterdam in N : Netherland the 22I January 1658. 

Whereas the contract made between the Burgomasters and the Orphan 
Masters relative to the house and lot of the children of Jacob Looper* 
dec^ situate on the Heeren Graght^ which was written by the former Sec- 
retary Timotheus de Gabry, is lost, the Burgomasters therefore resolved 
to order a certificate of said contract and to write a letter concerning it 
to the late Secretary ; but the order for the certificate is deferred and the 
letter reads as follows : — 
To Sieur Timotheus Gabry. 

A? 1658, this 25. January in Amsterdam in N : Netherll 
Hon^ Discreet and good Friend, Health. 

These serve to let your Hon' Know, that the Burgomasters of this 
City have enquired through me their Secretary for the contract made with 
the Orphan Masters of this City respecting the house and lot of the chil- 
dren left by N. Looper dec"?, which stood by the Heeren Graght next to 
the house and lot of Joghim Pietersen Cuyter dec"?, which was written by 
you ; and whereas the abovenamed have need of the aforesaid contract, 
and do not find it either among the papers lying at the City Hall, nor at 
the Secretary's, nor is it registered, which seems strange to their Wor- 
ship's ; they, therefore, request, should the abovementioned contract be 
accidentally among your papers, that you would be pleased to send it 

^ He had married a daughter of Cornells Melyn, from whom he obtained the above 
mentioned lot, which was on the East side of Broad St., North of Peari. — B. F. 



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over by the first opportunity ; or should it not be among your papers to 
advise us, where it may, to the best of your recollection, be found, as 
much is depending on it. Which expecting we commend you as well as 
friends in general to the merciful protection of the Most High. Your 
smcere friend, Joannes Nevius. 

By order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 
The Superscription is Hon"* Discreet Timotheus de Gabry residing in 
the South River. 

On the 25*^ January is received the apostille on the Burgomasters 
petition dated 22^ January 1658, respecting the receipt of some of the 
proceeds of the Weigh Scales: The apostille reads as follows: — 

Director General and Council cannot consent to this petition without 
advice from the Burgomasters, as the Weighscales is a Domain or 
Regalia, solely dependant on the right of Patroonship. Meanwhile they 
are obliged to remark with surprize both on this and other petitions of a 
like nature, and to notify by apostille, that it is practicable in our Father- 
land both in the Cities and villages, if any public or common Works are 
constructed for their necessity or ornament by the Burghers and inhabi- 
tants; for whose benefit the works are intended, without reducing thereby 
the income of the general government, as Burgomasters and Schepens 
have endeavoured to do against the advices and remonstrances both of 
the Lords Directors and the Director General and Council, and are still 
aiming at in requesting these and other Domains or other taxes of the 
Company, tending more to the burthening of others, than of themselves 
or this City*s Burghers and inhabitants, the consenting to which would 
tend to the censure of the Director General and Council. 

What further regards the point, that the City's works are in great 
need of repair, etc. 

Though Director General and Council somewhat admit, that some 
public works are necessary to be made and others to be repaired, and 
that money and means are necessary thereto, Director General and 
Council must say with sorrow and regpret, that the revenues of the City 
already consented to were not so economically administered and laid out 
as might well have been, and as the former and past matter of the year 
1652 and 1653 was, regarding the granted tappers excise They shall only 
say that Burgomasters and Schepens were since allowed — 



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Firstly^ An Assessment on all Burghers and inhabitants, 
Scots, traders and factors, amounting according to 

the list, to about fi. 6000. 

And there was employed, or submitted to the dis- 
posal of the Burgomasters and Schepens, for the 
payment of the debts contracted in the last conflict 
with the Indians fl. 

Secondly ; They were allowed a fair Burgher Excise on 
the consumption of wines and beer; farmed last 

year for the sum of fl. 4200. 

this year for fl. 3700. 

Thirdly ; A fair impost on slaughtered meat, farmed last 

year for fl. 720. 

this year for i457« 

Fourthly : They were allowed a tapsters license in form 
of a permit, being one pound flemish per quarter for 
each tapster. 

Fifthly J The stamping of all measures, cans, barrels and 
weights. 

Sixthly ; The Director General and Council have granted 
and conveyed to Burgomasters the unconceded lots 
within this City's walls. 

Seventhly ; The great and small burgher right. 

What these four last amount to is unknown to the 
Director General and Council, as no a/c thereof has 
been exhibited to them up to this date. 

Eighthly ; Director General and Council have given Bur- 
gomasters and Schepens for the repairs of the Canal ? 

(de burgh wal,) as a loan fl. 1000. 

And yet they have not seen any proper a/c. of either 
the one or the other. 

Recently again Burgomasters were allowed to levy, once, 
one beaver from each house within this City ; 
And one guilder yearly for each chimney. 

Since then a necessary tax on vacant lots, viz : the 15*^ 
penny, being the last ; a revenue, which according 



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to the ground briefs should belong only to the 
Patroons or the Director General and Council in 
their behalf. Nevertheless it was granted to Burgo- 
masters in consideration of the lowness of the City 
Treasury and in hope of good administration ; which 
though some are small, will yet render a reasonable 
sum when brought together. 
However, in order, that the City may, once for all, be released from 
the old and new debts, the Director General and Council consent, but on 
approval and ratification of the Lords Directors and not otherwise, that 
hereafter a just fourth part of the Weighscales be paid to the City Treas- 
urer and Receiver, on condition that due a/c and reliqua thereof and of 
the further granted and yet to be granted (taxes) shall always be ren- 
dered ; and that Burgomasters hereafter (should a larger income be con- 
sidered necessary for the behoof of the City) have to look for and provide 
subsidies, which regard not the General Government, but the Commonalty 
of this City. Thus done in the Assembly of the Hon^ Director General 
and Council, held in fort Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 25*^ January, 
1658. 

Understood, By order of the Director General and Council of N: 
Netherland. 

C. van Ruyven, Secret^ 

Thursday, 14^ Feb^ 1658. Nicasius de Sille and Pieter Tonneman 
handed the Burgomasters a certain petition from the Director General, in 
terms as follows: — 

To the Right Hon*^ Councillors of N : Netherland and the Hon*^ Bur- 
gomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

Your Hon" petitioner, Petrus Stuyvesant, represents in due form 
and respect to the Councillors, in regard that it appertains to them to 
grant the ground brief; and to the Burgomasters, as the conveyance of 
the lots is left to them ; that he to your Honors manifest knowledge and 
certainty hath with great cost and labour fenced, recovered and raised 
from the water and morass certain abandoned lots, granted in the year 
1647 by the Director General Kieft, petitioner's predecessor, to one Jan 
Pietersen and by him or his attorney conveyed to one Thomas Baxter, a 



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bankrupt and fugitive from this Province in consequence of great debts; 
who also during the troubles with the English has plundered divers in- 
habitants of this province. Which lots after about 8 to nine thousand 
loads of sand were carted thereunto at the cost and charge of the Peti- 
tioner and still not raised enough, the petitioner has erected thereupon a 
costly and handsome building. The petitioner judging, that they are not 
sufficiently secured to him in case of dismissal from his office, or to his 
heirs in case of his death, in consequence of his not yet having any proper 
ground brief or conveyance therefor, and he cannot give himself any un- 
questionable title or conveyance to them, though the abovementioned 
lots were abandoned by the fugitive owner, who not appearing on his 
being summoned by the ringing of the bell, they reverted again to the 
Company as Lords and Patroons. He therefore turns towards you in due 
manner, requesting that your Honors, as Councillors on behalf of the 
Lords Directors, after rendering void the first ground brief, which how- 
ever is not to be found on the Register, to be pleased to grant to peti- 
tioner ground brief and conveyance, and as Burgomasters to be pleased 
to endorse due transport thereon, to the end that the petitioner and his 
heirs may remain in unquestionable possession thereof and enjoy in 
peace the fruits of the great expence incurred and to be incurred. 

The Direct^ General's request being presented in the annexed 
petition to the Council, the ground-brief is granted after proper survey 
be made. Done in Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 14^ February, 
1658. Was signed Nicasius de Sille, Pieter Tonneman. 

Is apostilled. Whereas the Direct' General and Council were 
pleased to grant to the City all vacant lots, which were not conceded and 
the General has ornamented the place with a handsome building, and re- 
quests due conveyance according to the survey, which we cannot refuse 
him, but approbate and commend the same. Done Amsterdam in N: 
Netherland 14 February 1658. By Order of the Burgomasters of the 
City aforesaid. Joannes Nevius, Sec? 

The petitioner further remonstrates, that in virtue of like ground 
brief executed by said Kieft in the year 1647 aforesaid, in favour of 
Joghim Kierstede, copy whereof is annexed, his brother Hans Kierstede, 
surgeon of this place, lays claim to the land lying south of the petitioners 
enclosed and fenced lot. Whether the same has reverted back to the 



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Company or continues the property of M' Hans Kierstede as heir of his 
brother Joghim Kierstede, in regard that it still lies not only unbuilt on, 
but also unenclosed, unfenced and unimproved either by the first owner 
Joghim Kierstede, who was drowned in the Princess, or by Hans Kier- 
stede, at present possessing during eleven successive years his deceased 
brother's ground brief; the petitioner does not intend to question, much 
less to abridge the pretended owner in his accrued right and property; 
the petitioner only requests, that the pretended owner, if he will continue 
in the possession, may be ordered to inclose, improve and fence the 
aforesaid lot as it becomes a neighbour, so that your Hon*? petitioner, 
his next neighbour, and other neighbours may not suffer any loss or 
damage thereby; it being the custom here and elsewhere, that neighbours 
act neighbour-like and erect together the common sheet piling or con- 
tribute to the expence thereof. Which doing etc: 

Is apostilled: — ^Whereas Joghim Kierstede has a lot south of the 
Generals lot, and the General requests that his neighbour may be ordered 
to sheet and raise the lot and they find the same to consist with justice, 
The Burgomasters therefore order the heirs of the abovenamed Joghim 
Kierstede to sheet and raise it the same as their neighbours, or to sur- 
render the same. Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 14*^ February 
1658. By Order of the Burgomasters of the aforesaid City. Joannes 
Nevius, Secref^ 

Thursday 21^ FeM 1658: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendertsen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

The Court concluded to propose to the Board on the next Court day 
and to draft a resolution respecting the disposal of the fines. 

The three workmen at the Graghi being summoned to the Court and 
appearing were asked why they do not return to work ? Answer they had 
not suitable weather. Whereupon they were told, that complaints were 
lodged against them, that there was no filling in, and they were therefore 
ordered to begin, which they promise to do, and that they shall not be 
any hindrance. Meanwhile Sibout Clasen shall be ordered to make tight 
his sheet piling; they promise to commence next week, as the tide does 
not permit at the present time. 

Claas van Elslandt presents a petition to the Court to be an attendant 






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on the Market (Az/ ktught). Whereupon it is resolved to communicate 
it to the Director General. 

Jan Jansen van Brestee presents a petition to the Court, that he may 
brand oi mark the beer barrels. It is also resolved to communicate it to 
the Direct' General. 

According to Resolution^ Wemaar Wessels is allowed the guaging of 
the barrels for aii his life, but the branding for one year. 

Whereas the nomination of Orphan Masters and Churchwardens is at 
hand, the Burgomasters proceeded to nominate 
For Orphan Master : 
Atlard Anthony, 
Wilhelmus Beeckman. 
For Church Warden : 
Hendrick Jansen van der Vin, 
Pieter Comelisen van der Veen. 
AUard Anthony is ordered to make an inventory of all the papers in 
his possession, relating to the City; also the ace! of the great and small 
Burgher Right. 
Honorable Valiant: 

Whereas you were pleased to favour the Burgomasters of this City of 
Amsterdam in N: Netherland with the nomination of the succeeding 
Church Wardens and Orphan Masters, and the time of election is at 
hand, for this purpose, therefore the Burgomasters propose a double 
number and nominate these following persons: — 
As Orphan Master .- 
Allard Anthony, 
Wilhelmus Beeckman. 
As Church Warden : 
Mendrick Jansen van der Vin, 
Pieter Comelisen van der Veen. 
Requesting your Honors to elect from them such as your Honors 
shall judge the most competent, the most intelligent and best fitted for 
that office. Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland at the Court of Burgo- 
masters at the City Hall the ai"? Feb!" 1658. 

Understood By order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 
Joannes Nevius, Secretary. 



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Extract from the Register of the Resolutions of the Hon^* Direct? General 
and Councillors of N: Netherland adopted in their Hon"* Court 
Tuesday, 26"? February A^! 1658. 

Whereas one Orphan Master and one Church Warden have served 
out their time, and Burgomasters of this City have therefore nominated 
and proposed a double number of persons^ with request that Director 
General and Council should therefrom select others in place of the retir- 
ing: The Director General and Council of N: Netherland do therefore 
elect and confirm from the nominated, instead of the retiring 

As Orphan Master : 
Wilhelmus Beeckman. 
As Church Warden : 
Hendrick Jansen van der Vin. 
Thus done at the Assembly of the Hon^ Director General and 
Council afores^ in fort Amsterdam in N : Netherland. Ady, as above. 
Agrees with the aforesaid Resolution 

C: Van Ruyven, Secretary. 

Thursday, 28^ Feb^ 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendertsen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Whereas to the Court is exhibited the election made by Director 
General and Council of the succeeding Orphan Master and Church- 
warden in place of the retiring: The elected Wilhelmus Beeckman as 
Orphan Master and Hendrick Jansen van der Vin as Churchwarden are 
sent for to Court, who appearing are informed thereof and are accepted 
by the Burgomasters and wished luck in their office. 

Allard Anthony appears in Court bringing with him and exhibiting 
to the Court all the papers and documents belonging to the City, which 
were in his possession. 

Annetje Smits appears in Court and is informed by the Magistrates, 
that they had made a map or plan of her ground according to the latest 
measurement and find, that it does not agree with the ground brief, but 
that she has fenced in more ground than belongs to her, according to the 
evidence of the ground brief, whereof she sold to Isaacq Rip one rod, 
three feet six inches. Answers, she sold by the little comer without 
measuring, and she received it so fenced from Pieter Comelissen. The 



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Burgomasters say, that she shall make other satisfaction. If she do so, 
she shall retain the money, which she received for the ground that did not 
belong to her. 

Isaack Kip appears in Court; is asked how much does he come short 
on Teunis Cray's side ? Answers about three inches. 

Hendrick Willemsen, baker, appears in Court, and is informed, that 
his lot is measured and found to be more than is mentioned in the ground 
brief. Answers, the Magistrates do not mistake: saying his lot is 15 rods. 

Schepen Pieter Wolfersen van Couwenhoven appearing in Court is 
informed of the election of Orphan Master, to wit, Wilhelmus Beeckman 
with him. 

Annetje Smits was offered by the Magistrates the privilege of pur- 
chasing the strip of land alongside her little lot for the sum of 250 
guilders, payable between this and May. Answers, she cannot pay the 
money in that time, but offers fl. 150. and shall then do her best. 
Whereupon the Magistrates offered the said strip to Hend'k [Willemsen] 
the baker and as the abovenamed Hendk the baker offered Anna Smits 
300 gl. for the aforesaid strip, it is offered to him for this price and he 
took it for the same. 

Teunis Cray appearing in Court is informed, when the Surveyor 
comes, the lot shall be conveyed. 

Thomas Swartwout appears in Court requesting the small Burgher 
Right, and took his oath in Court, signing an obligation for fl. 20. pay- 
able therefor. 

On Nicolaas Boot's acc^ for the sum of fl. 87. is apostilled, that it 
shall be defrayed, if it be not already settled on the Company's book or 
not paid by the late Secretray Jacob Kip; whereof the petitioner is 
ordered to produce proof in Court. Done iV March, 1658. 

Albert Jansen requests, as he is about to build a house, and his lot is 
too small, that another lot be granted him. Petitioner is granted the lot 
next to Jaunettie Boone's lot, on condition of paying, what it is rated. 

Thursday 7*?" March 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendertsen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Jan Jansen van Breesteede, being sent for to Court, appearing is 
asked, as he requested the branding of beer barrels, how much a piece 



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will he take ? Leaves that to the discretion of the Magistrates and says 
one stiver per half barrel. But the Magistrates resolved and apostilled on 
his petition dated 21 Feb.^ : Petitioner is granted the branding of the 
barrels for the term of one year, and shall receive two stivers for each ; 
but the increase or diminution rests at the pleasure of the Burgomasters 
according to the instruction to him granted and still to be granted. 

AUard Anthony appears in Court enquiring, what the Magistrates 
had against the ace! ? Answer, pointing out certain items to him to 
specify to and for what ? 

On Claas van Elslant Senior's petition dated 21^ February, wherein 
he requests that the Magistrates would please to allow him to attend on 
the Market {Aa/ kneght) as both the English and strangers sometimes ask, 
that some person may be appointed, who should keep block, scales and 
weights in the shambles, so as not to be at a loss, when they come there 
with their meat etc. Whereupon is apostilled: The petitioner's request 
is for certain reasons disallowed. 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE BRANDER OF BEER-BARRELS OF THIS CITY OF 

AMSTERDAM IN N: NETHERLAND. 

Firstly. He shall be bound to take due care, that the barrels, before 
they be branded, shall be made of their proper size, neither too large nor 
too small, and to brand those, which are found so made. 

Secondly. He shall be bound to pay due attention to his own bar- 
rels, and to brand them of their proper measure and not otherwise, on 
the forfeiture of his work and in addition three times the value thereof. 

Thirdly. He is ordered again to brand anew all the barrels in the 
brewers houses on the first of May with the mark of the Year 1658, for 
which he shall receive one stiver a piece. 

Fourthly. He shall be bound to accommodate each and every one 
without delay or hindrance and for this purpose remain within this City 
at his lodgings, or going out to leave word, where he shall be found, and 
comport himself as much as possible free from blame. 

Fifthly. He shall be allowed to demand and receive two stivers 
each for what may be offered him to be branded; on condition of pay- 
ing strict attention to their measure, that being neither too small nor 
too large. 

Sixthly. The branding of barrels is granted to him, but the increas- 

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ing or diminishing of the fee for each barrel shall remain at the discretion 
of the Burgomasters. 

Finally and lastly. He shall promise and swear to behave himself 
faithfully and honestly in this office, without shewing or committing any 
manner of favour or disfavour. 

And to the aforesaid office is elected and chosen Jan Jansen van 
Breestee, cooper, who has taken the proper oath of fidelity. 

Thursday 21 V March. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Paulus 
Leendersen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

The Schout Nicasius de Sille appears in Court, stating, that Pieter 
Taalman had requested him to imprison Thomas Jongh, as he cannot get 
any money from him according to judgment. Tomas Jongh is asked why 
he does not satisfy Taalman's a/c. ? Answers is willing to do so; re- 
questing some one to send for the money; which was granted, the Schout 
meanwhile was ordered not to permit him to leave the City Hall, before 
he has paid. 

The Magistrates order the Secretary to furnish certificates of ap- 
pointment to the Churchwardens and Orphan Masters. 

Hans Vos residing at Fort Orange appears in Court with Jacob van 
Corlear informing the Burgomasters that he had, by petition exhibited ta 
the Court, requested of the Director General and Council, that he may 
again have his wife's little boy, begot by Arent van Hattum and by said 
van Hattum bound to the abovenamed van Corlear for the term of four 
successive years, as the time is expired ; on which petition the Director 
General and Council by apostille refer him to the Court of this City, to 
whom he makes this request. Jacob van Corlear answers, that Arent van 
Hattum had bound his child to him on condition not to give him up to 
any one else than to himself. Whereupon he is asked, whether there has 
been any contract made in writing ? Answers, yes; and that it was 
written by David Provoost, dec^ And whereas the aforesaid David's 
papers remain with the Notary de Vos, Hans de Vos and Jacob van Cor- 
lear are therefore ordered in writing to enquire of the Notary de Vos 
aforesaid for the contract. The abovenamed Corlaar says, his wife is 
better acquainted with the matter than he, as the abovenamed van Hat- 
tum contracted with her. Who appearing with the child in Court, 



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declares that Arent van Hattum entered into an agreeisent with her, 
that the child should remain with her for the term of five successive 
years for his board and clothes, and if said Van Hattum returned in the 
time of four years, that the child should be returned to him on paying 
50 gl., because he did not reside the five years with her, according to the 
abovementioned contract, and says further that Jacques Corteljau is 
guardian for the child. 

Friday, 22":' March 1658. At the meeting of the abovenamed Burgo- 
masters. 

Jacques Corteljau appearing at the Court of Burgomasters is asked, 
if he was appointed guardian over Arent Han Hattums child residing with 
Jacob van Corlaar ? Answers, is not aware, of his own knowledge, that 
he is guardian of the child, but that van Hattum had said, he should 
have an eye to the child, and that the Notary Dirck van Schelluyne drew 
up a power of attorney to attend to his interests in this country, and if 
he be guardian of the child it must be entered in the power. Dirck van 
Schelluyne appearing in Court is asked, if he has drawn up for Van 
Hattum a power of attorney, and if he is aware, that there is mentioned 
in said power that Jacques Corteljau is guardian over the child ? An- 
swers, he drew a procuration, that Jacques abovenamed should take care 
only of Van Hattum's property in this country, but not for any guardian- 
ship. Jacob van Corlaar appears in Court; is asked if he has lifted copy 
of the contract? Answers, there is no contract; says further, he will 
retain the lad for his board and clothing; but if the Magistrates should 
please to take the child from him and give him to Hans Vos, he requests, 
that the Magistrates would release him from any protest, which van 
Hattum may enter on it. Whereupon he is asked, what he would de- 
mand for board and clothing in case the boy were handed over to Hans ? 
Answers, he cannot have less than a Rix dollar per Week. Hans Vos 
appears in Court; is asked if he would be satisfied to leave the child one 
year more with Jacob van Corlaar ? Answers, He wants the child. 
Whereupon he is asked, if he is willing to pay the aforenamed Corlaar the 
board and clothing of the child for the time he resided with him, or to 
leave the child another year ? Answers, will let Corlaar retain the child 
another year, as he is not in such immediate want of him ; but was desir- 



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ous that the child should learn something. The Court having heard 
parties and that Hans Vos consents that the aforesaid child may remain 
another year with Jacob Van Corlaar, orders therefore that the aforesaid 
child shall reside another year with the abovenamed Corlaar, when the 
five years shall have expired according to the verbal contract. 
To the Right Hon"* Director General and Councillors of N : Nether- 
land. 
Right Hon^!* 
The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in New Netherland re- 
spectfully represent, that they have been importuned at divers times by 
divers persons, interested as well in the estate of Joghim Pietersen Cuiter 
ded* as in the estate of Pieter Anthony dec^ to regulate the abovementioned 
estates, so that they might come to their own ; and whereas they will not 
proceed in said matters without your Honors knowledge and authority, 
as the lands lie beyond our jurisdictions and we would be willingly 
released from the trouble. Therefore your Honors are respectfully 
requested to communicate your pleasure thereupon, whether your Hon*? 
will yourselves dispose of it or whether you will order, how you wish it to 
be disposed of, so that the creditors may obtain their own and we be dis- 
charged from the trouble. Awaiting hereupon your Hot? favorable 
pleasure We remain Your Honors Obedient Servant — The Burgomasters. 

By order of the Burgomasters of the City 

Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

Joannes Nevius, Sec?^ 
Apostille. The Burgomasters are hereby authorized to appoint and 
to qualify such persons, as they judge to be best and fittest for the wind- 
ing up and regulation of the matters herein mentioned. Done Fortress 
Amsterdam in New Netherland the 26^ March A*" 1658. By order of the 
Hon*^ Director General and Council of N. Netherland. C. van Ruyven, 
Secret' 

Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland order, that 
from now henceforward all who will purchase the great and small Burgher 
right shall promptly pay into the Treasury of this City, and those who 
have already bought it pay to within the space of 24 hours on pain of exe- 
cution. Thus done at Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 26^ March 1658. 
This date, 26^ March 1658 the Burgomasters abovenamed having 



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seen the award of arbitrators relative to the valuation of the goods in 
question between J : Hay and J : Mens, wherewith parties are not satisfied, 
therefore Burgomasters having examined into the matter and found, that 
the duffels were sold for fl. 4. the ell., payable in tobacco and the 
blak 'cets @ 50^^ tobacco a piece, they therefore order parties to regulate 
themselves accordingly; the dufifels @ fl. 4. the ell and the blankets at 
15'^ of tobacco each. Thus done, by order of Burgomasters and presi- 
dent Schepen. 

On the above date the President states, he informed the General, 
that 2 feet and three inches of ground lies between the house and lot of 
Sibout Clasen and the house left by Joghim Pietersen Cuiter dec^, pur- 
chased by Hendrick Jansen van der Vin, and the General decides, that 
it must be built on, and no passage be left remaining. Therefore Burgo- 
masters order, that the abovenamed Vander Vin may take the same on 
condition of paying according to estimation of arbitrators to be appointed 
by the Magistrates aforesaid, and Adolf Pietersen and Sibout Clasen were 
chosen for the valuation of the aforesaid little passage, which valuation 
he. Van der Vin, shall make good to the owner Cornelis Melein, accord- 
ing to the commission. 

Sibout Claasen and Adolf Pietersen are hereby authorized and 
ordered by the Burgomasters of this City to value the' strip of a lot lying 
between said Sibout Clasen and the house and lot belonging to ex- 
Schepen Hendrick Jansen vander Vin and to make known their valuation 
to the President of Burgomasters and Schepens. Thus done at Amster- 
dam in N: Netherland the 26*!" March, 1658. 

Thursday, 28'^ March 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

The Schepen Isaack de Foreest appears in Court complaining that 
the inhabitants of the Brewers Street are unwilling to pay the tax laid for 
the benefit of the street, to pave the same; requesting, that the Heeren 
will be pleased to order payment. 

Allard Anthony exhibits an account to the Court. 

Schepen Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven exhibits in Court an 
a/c for plank delivered for the benefit of the City and fort, requesting 
payment by a petition ; whereupon is apostilled : The Burgomasters 



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fthtrirvr^y^ aai::«crxad ±e plsikj were rc<ie fir rze tcct 2» vdl js for cbc 

.Sa>.«bOG La Chiir rtqi-MO by pccidi:;a to fca^^w, wiecfLO- the street 
Iir;r.2 Leu/ie L£s wvt eo tne ^ of Carci Vaa Brxjucea and ^archssed frocn 
mat, Hr^Jul be ^reo for a ^iC, or remafn for a street: aa<i requests a cate- 
gf^jtl anjwer. Apo«:lled: — T:lc street remains proTis»DcaIlT in effect 
(f/r the t*.ie of the City cntii :::rtiicr orderiw 

Jai»b Kip appears in Cooit, gXTcng an acco^int of his serricc in the 
receipt of the exr.ue on cattle beer and vine, and states, that he paid on 
the 17*^ Au^'iit 1656, 12 gl. to Jo-^Lim Pietersen's sheet piling; declares 
further, that he received from the Citj's rerenue, which he then receiTed, 
bis two yeart salary. The Burgomasters allow said Kip 25 gL on his lot; 
io as to pay the Treasurer 200 gl. in place of 225 gl. 

Aucke Bruynsen and Dirck Volckersen appear in Court and said 
Aucke requests, that his place may be set o£F. The Magistrates give for 
answer, that the surveyor shall be ordered to measure off what belongs to 
parties and to satisfy them. 

Whereas the Burgomasters received an apostille on 26*^ March 1658 
to their petition, to order and qualify persons to regulate the estate of 
Joghim Pietersen Cuiter decl and Pieter Anthony decl, as they shall con- 
ssder best, they therefore, hereby order and qualify Nicolaas Veriett and 
Jeronimus Ebbingh for the regulation of the estate of Joghim Pietersen 
aforesaid, and Mattheus de Vos and Pieter Rudolfus for Pieter Anthony's. 

Thursday, 11. April 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Burgomasters resolve to order and authorize the Treasurer according 
to pla^:ard of Director Genera] and Council to collect and take up from 
ea^:h house one beaver or eight guilders in seawant according to the 
rating of the Treasury, and if there be any, who are unable to pay it, to 
give a list of them to the Burgomasters, and the Treasurer has to collect 
it from the occupants of the houses; but the tenant shall deduct the half 
from the landlord. 

Respecting the further granting of lots, it is resolved to proceed no 
further before a map thereof be made: The General is therefore to be 



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requested to order the surveyor to draw as soon as possible a map of the 
lots within this City. 

The Treasurer is ordered to send the Court Messenger around, to 
notify the tapsters, that they shall have to take out a licence and to 
bring in their old or last license; whereunto the Treasurer has to con- 
form. 

The Schout is authorised, to tell every one having vacant unfenced 
lots to fence the same within six weeks, or until further order. 

The Schout was further ordered, to notify all who lie along the 
North River to level their bank and lay it off according to the Generals 
plan. 

The apostille to Cryn Jacobs and Albert Comelissen*s petitions was 
postponed till May. 

On Dirck Crynen's petition is apostilled: — The petitioner is referred 
to the Director General and Council. 

Frerick Aarsen and Christiaan Barensen appear in Court: Freryck 
Aarensen states, that he entered into a contract with Cristaen Barens to 
build a house, and he well knows he must be in it, though it be not 
finished. Cristiaen answers, that he should tell him what time he re- 
quired it done, and he should fulfil his contract. 

Christiaen who married the Noorman's daughter requests a lot, and 
is put off until May. 

In the matter in question between Pieter Wolfersen van Couwen- 
hoven and Dirck van Schelluyne and Govert Loockermans regarding the 
40 skepels of pease and carried to a revision by said Pieter Wolfersen, 
Jacob Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven is asked in Court, if his brother were 
present when the forty skepels pease were delivered, and if he had 
authority from his brother to receive them ? Answers Cannot tell though 
he should die, and declares he had entered it on a blotter. Burgomasters 
ask to see the blotter, which he refuses, but ofifers a copy thereof, and 
says he kept the book of what was done in the Company, and entered it 
in his blotter, but marked down no date; exhibits in Court the copy. 
Declares he rendered his brother a/c thereof. Can form no opinion 
thereof, but entered and booked as much, as he received for his brother, 
when he settled with him. Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven is asked, 
if he has finally settled ? And says he did not see the pease, and declares 



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\t^c,Tfi r,r,ii and the :n;rh. rhat he knew nothing of die pease, until 
•>^I **}Iuv'ne 'ri^iii \,\\\eA him for :r.eni. Scheiluvne :s ordered to brine to 
']"' -^f^r ret^TV* s Office J, van C.^uwenr.oven'i onjinai iccount: Mean* 
.vhik *h<» cause !s oostDoned jntii mother occasion, 

Wii^reas the Bursjom aster Olotf Sterensen Cortiandt has become bail 
a«? vrinrioal for the 'udenient of the G)iirt in the case in inesdon between 
Jan Laiiwerens and M' Slev. the cause is therefore :}osrDoned until the 
arrival of Mr. Sley <yT until four or five weeks rime- 



Thursday, iJ^* April 1658. In the City Hall. Present the 
Prinlus Leendersen Van der Grift, Oiof Steven sen Cortiant. 

Hen d rick Jan sen van der Vin presents a petition to the Court, 
whf^rein he requests the piece of a lot lying between him and the house 
and lot of Sibont Clasen, to use it as his own in his proposed building. 
Wherenpon is apostilled: — Petitioner's request is granted with the knowl- 
rA<it of the General, on paying the heirs ninety dollars therefor, accord- 
in j< to the valuation of two arbitrators, to wit, Sibout Clasen and Adolf 
Pletersen, appointed thereunto by the Burgomasters, as appears by Acte 
remaining with the Secretary. 

On the petitions of divers Burghers of this City, requesting that the 
time be postponed for the pulling down the straw-roofs, is apostilled: — 
Petitioners are granted two months time by the Director General and 
fionnril, on ry>ndition of clearing all away in that time, and to be on their 
^wAxA against damage meanwhile. 

Pieter Van Breen appears in Court saying, he has a dispute with 
J/K'')ij<*ny about an a/c. for board amounting to four beavers; exhibiting 
rh<* sitmf* to the Cmirt. Aaltje Albers appears in Court, declares that 
Pi/tf r van Brern paid for Jacqucny. Jacqueny says, he paid Pieter van 
Br^^-n. Pinter van Breen is asked, if he can prove that Jacqueny has not 
\u\u\ ? Answers, if he ran shew a receipt, that he has paid, he vi content. 
M' Jft/ob Hiigrs appears in Court as interpreter for Jacqueny. Pieter 
vnn Vt^i^PTi allows Jarqueny to declare on Oath, that he has paid him, and 
(rffrr^ <jo to do. M' Jarob and Jacqueny appear in Court and M' Jacob 
\% (old to inform Ja^'qiirny, what an oath is, and that it is a serious thing 
lo t,ik<* flfi oflth. Ja< (iiirny answers through M' Jacob, that he is well 
nw.'irf wliMt an oath is, and were it not true, he should not take it for the 



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whole world. Pieter van Breen appears in Court and is informed, that 
Jacqueny will confirm on oath, he has satisfied him. Pieter van Breen 
oflfers to affirm on oath, that he has not seen a hair of the payment, but 
is content if he will declare on oath, that he has paid him. Burgomasters 
grant Jacqueny eight days delay to consider of it. 

Christiaen Barens and Frerick Aarensen appear in Court. Cristiaen 
Barens states he cannot get any money from Frerick Arensen. Frerick 
Arensen answers, he will not pay any money before the work is done. 
Cristiaen Barens replies, that he let out the work to Jacob Leunissen, ex- 
hibiting for this purpose an acknowledgment of Jacob Leunissen, that he 
accepted the job; offering that Frerick Arensen should retain sufficient 
to satisfy Jacob Leunissen. Frerick Arensen is asked, if he be content 
with Jacob Leunissen ? Answers, Yes, and more than with Cristiaen, 
but fears to get into difficulty with him Jacob Leunissen, as he says 
Cristiaen did not agree with him for some things. Whereupon Cristiaen 
Barensen says, he has agreed with Jacob Leunissen to fulfil the contract. 
Parties being heard Frerick Arensen is ordered to pay Cristiaen Barensen 
the sum of One hundred guilders, and to retain the remainder of the 
money as security until the work is finished. 

Friday, 26*!* April 1658; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasius de Sille, Paulus Leendertsen Van der Grift, Olof Stevensen 
Cortlant. 

Whereas Burgomasters represent, that Cristiaen Barensen has com- 
plained to them, that he cannot get any money from Frerick Aarsen, they 
resolve to send him the following order: — Schout and Burgomasters 
order Frerick Aarsen, to pay Christiaen Barens the sum of one hundred 
guilders according to judgment dated the iS^ of this current month pro- 
nounced by Burgomasters and that in the time of 24 hours on pain of 
execution. 

Isaack de Foreest and Jieronimus Ebbingh request to be discharged 
from the superintendance of the Brewers* Street as they are going to Fort 
Orange. Whereupon Burgomasters appoint in their stead Isaack Kip 
and Mattheus de Vos. 

The Court Messenger, Claas van Elslant is asked, what answer he 
received on speaking to the neighbours in the Brewers Street for payment 



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of their tax laid for the benefit of the street ? Answers, that some have 
the money ready; others will pay on the earliest oppoitunity. 

Isaack Mens and Aaltje Albers appear in Court respecting a debt on 
an obligation, which Isaack Mens claims from Aaltje Albert for the sum 
of fl. 225. and the obligation remains with Jacob Hay. Aaltje Albers 
answers, she has no knowledge of her husbands afifairs, and that he may^ 
speak to her husband ; declares she knows something of it, but does not 
know, what her husband has against it. Isaack Mens replies, she 
promised to pay. The Court Messenger Claas van Elslant is ordered to 
fetch the obligation from Jacob Hay. Returning says there is no one at 
home. Burgomasters order Altje Albers to give bail for the payment of 
the sum within one month or six weeks. Answers, she knows not, who 
will be bail for her. Isaack Mens is asked if he is satisfied with bail ? 
Answers, is satisfied with what the Magistrates shall do therein. Aaltje 
Albers promises to pay and to give security to satisfy the aforesaid sum 
within six weeks, or on the first arrival of the galiot. 

Hendrick Jansen Van der Vin requests, that the piece of the lot be- 
tween his house and lot and the house and lot of Sibout Clasen, which he 
bought from the Burgomasters, may be endorsed on the back of the deed; 
Whereupon it is ordered, that the building be proceeded with and the 
piece of the lot on the back of the deed shall be signed as soon as the 
heirs shall come. 

Jacob Eldersen appears in Court and says, he is arrested by the 
Secretary Joannes Nevius. Whereupon the Secretary is asked, what is 
his demand ? Answers payment for writing. Jacob Eldersen says he 
settled with the Schout; to which the Magistrates answer, he has no dis- 
position of the costs, nor was there any thing said of them ; only of the 
judgment. Jacob Eldersen is therefore ordered to settle with the Secre- 
tary, which he promises. 

Sibout Clasen requests by petition a helping hand, as he was urged 
by the Schout to lay off his lot, which he bought from Comelis Meleyn 
and built on, and is not yet conveyed to him, nor has the lot been Sur- 
veyed to him, and declares he bought 24 feet rear and front, but no 
writing is made of it ; requesting conveyance thereof. Whereupon is 
apostilled: — Petitioner is ordered to set off his lot; also Cornelis Melein's 
lot lying behind Hendrick Jansen van der Vin's lot; and he may bring 



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in a/c against Comelis Melyn the expenses, which he incurs for him. 
Respecting the deed, the petitioner must wait for it, until Comelis Meleyn 
or some of his come here, who shall then be ordered duly to convey the 
lot 

Thursday, 2*? May, 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Albert Jansen Roy, Joannes van der Meulen, Claas Gangelof 
Visscher have taken in Court the proper Burgherl Oath. 

Burgomasters resolved to send an order to the under mentioned per- 
sons, to pay the Treasurer for the following: — 

Hans Dreper for stone of Cornelia Melein's chimney the 

sum of fl. 40. deducting for 28 lbs of nails fl. 

Pieter Andreesen for assessment of his lot fl. 60. — 

Pieter the Noorman for assessm* of his lot 50. — 

Teuntje [Straatmans] for assessment of her lot 25. — 

Jan Janzen van Langeu Dyck for assessm- of his lot. . . . 40. — 

Andrees Andresen for assessment of his lot 50. — 

Jannetj Bones for assessment of her lot 50. — 

Douwe Clasen appears in Court taking the proper Burghers Oath. 
The Court Messengers were ordered to go around and to demand a 
beaver from each house according to Ordinance. 

Burgomasters resolve, to renew the Placard regarding the disposal 
of filth, and further to add thereto, the removal of the privies on the street 
having their outlet level with the ground, and that within eight days 
under a penalty of fl. 6. for the first time; double the sum for the second 
time. Further, to propose to the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens at 
the next Court day, that no Burgher shall keep any hogs within this City. 

Tuesday, 7* May, 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift. 

Hendrick Janzen vander Vin and Abraham Staats appear in Court. 
The President states for what purpose the Burgomasters have summoned 
them, to wit: — About two @ three days ago one Hermen Jacobs Bamboes 
was killed by the Indians and buried here, and that his wife laid the key 
on the coffin.* It became therefore necessary to elect some persons to 

* I.e : gare up the Estate to the Crediton. 



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take charge of the estate, which has been left and to regulate it, and they 
are about to chuse them with the request to do their best therein and 
arrange the said estate and with the Secretary of the Burgomasters to in- 
ventory the same and to administer it for the advantage of the creditors. 
Abraham Staas requests to be excused, as he is frequently from home. 
Whereupon he is allowed to adjoin another with him, and Burgomasters 
present the helping hand to Hendrick J. van der Vin. 

Here follows the Commission: — 

Hermen Jacobsen Bamboes has been lately shot dead murderously 
by the Indians and whereas the Estate left by him has been kicked away 
by his wife with the foot, who has laid the key on the coffin ; therefore it 
is necessary to authorize and qualify some persons to regulate the same in 
order, that the interested, or the creditors may obtain their own : Where- 
fore Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in New Netherland regard- 
ing the necessity thereof hereby qualify and authorize the person of 
Abraham Staas to take possession with Hend'k Jansen van der Vin of 
the estate and inventory the same; and whereas he Abraham Staats 
excuses himself by reason that he is and must be frequently from home; 
he is therefore allowed to adjoin some to him, whom he shall think proper 
to act with him, in his presence as well as in his absence, in the adminis- 
tration of the estate, and to communicate the condition thereof to the 
Burgomasters. Thus done and enacted at Amsterdam in N. Netherland 
the 7^ May 1658. 

Thursday 9*?* May, 1658. In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevensen Cortlandt^ Paulus Leendersen 
Van der Grift. 

Simon Hermsen Cort and Adam Bremen appear in Court taking the 
proper Burgher Oath. 

Thursday, 13^ June 1658. In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen van- 
dcr Grift. 

The Secretary is ordered to give directions, that Hendrick the smith 
break down within eight days the small wooden building which stands be- 
tween his house and Hendrick the bakers house. 



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Further to give orders, that Frans Claesen shall break down the little 
house, standing by the gate, which Burgomasters sold Isaack de Foreest 
and which is occupied by him. 

Schepen Isaack de Foreest appears in Court and requests, that he 
may sell the goods of his late servant maid, which remain in pawn ; on ac- 
count of money he claims from her. Whereupon it is ordered, that the 
petitioner shall summon her or her husband and in default of payment 
proceed to sale. 

Schepen Isaack de Foreest and Jieronimus Ebbingh were again ap- 
pointed to their previous office of Overseers of the paving of the Brewers' 
Street. 

The Treasurer was ordered to proceed with the bucket money. 

The secretary is ordered to write to old Vos to send down the Obli- 
gation of the planks, which he formerly delivered to the City by Adam 
Rolantsen : 

To Notify the surveyor to make out a Map of this place : 

To give an order to the Officer, to warn every one to settle their va- 
cant lots as an ornament to the place : 

To direct the Court Messenger to go around and notify every one, 
who has received lots from the City, or enquire, whether it is his inten- 
tion to build or not, and to go to the Burgomaster Paulus Leendersen van 
de grift for the plan. 

Thursday, ii* July, 1658 : In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevensen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendertsen 
van der Grift. 

Burgomasters resolved to instruct Jacques Corteljau not to measure 
any lots except by foot wood-measure {AoiU ifoet) ; further to request the 
Director General, that a map (PlatUKaart) be drawn of the lots meas- 
ured within the City. 

The Treasurer is ordered to summon Pieter Wolfersen van Couwen- 
hoven once again to pay for the lot, which he bought from the City, and 
if he decline to cite him before Burgomasters. 

Burgomasters resolved to propose to the Board of Burgomasters and 
Schepens the regulation of the Seawant ( Wampum) ; also to fix the 
hours, when the labouring classes in general shall go to work and come 



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from work and go to their meals ; further to set off the City with a 
wall. 

Burgomasters resolved to communicate with the General relative to 
having a public Well made in the Heere Straat ; 

To draft a placard to have all the Ells, Weights, Cans and Com Meas- 
ures Stamped. 

To obtain from the curators of the estate of Joghim Pietersen Kuyter 
three Copies of the inventories ; one of the general inventory, one of 
Ju£f^ Leentje's goods and one of the general debts. 

Thursday iS*? July, 1658 : In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen 

van der Grift. 

The under mentioned persons appear in Court requesting the small 
Burgher-Right : — 

Jacques Cousseau Tielman van Vleeck 

Anthony More Barent Cruytdorp 

Anthony DeMil Cornelis Willemsen, Carpenter 

Jan Gouwen bergh Adriaen van Laer 

Jan Gerrisen Buitenhuis Pieter Van Hale 

Hendrick Van de Wal, 
who have taken the proper Burgher Oath. 

Willem Doeckes requests the small Burgher- Right and says, he came 
in the Dove {de Duyff") and was here one year and six weeks before the 
establishment of the privilege. 

Allard Anthony demands from Isaack de Foreest fl. 104. for a shed 
purchased from the City. Isaack de Foreest answers, that he paid Frans : 
Clasen fl. 50. and again fl. 8 : 10 to JufH' Wessels and request 12 days 
delay. 

Willem Doeckes and Cornelis Willemsen were asked, why they allow 
the work to stop ? Answer, that the Diggers are the Cause. 

Jan Reyersen appears in Court, promises 25'^ of lead. The Treas* 
urer is ordered to restore it to the Skipper Roy. 

Dirck Van schelluyne appears in Court and requests that A. Keiser 
may remain secured until he shall have paid the judgment 



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Thursday, 25*!* July, 1658 : In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevensen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen van 
der Grift. 

Jan Snedingh appears in Court stating, that his goods in Jacob Van 
Corlaar's house are attached by him, Jacob van Corlaar, for rent, which 
he claims from him, and declares, he hired the house by the Week and 
occupied it a quarter of a year ; offering to pay a quarter, requesting the 
goods to be discharged from the attachment ; And whereas Jacob van 
Corlaar has not appeared in Court to prosecute the arrest, Burgomasters 
decree the attachment to be void on condition, that he pay Corlaar one 
quarter's rent, according to offer. 

The Secretary, Joannes Nevius, exhibits in Court a donation of a lot 
to Jan Vigne from Ariaantje Ceueliers, his dec^ Mother, presented by or- 
der of the guardians ; asking if by virtue thereof he might execute a deed 
for a certain lot sold by said Jan Vigne from the lot aforesaid to Gerrit 
Jansen Boos.* Whereupon he was answered, that Jan Vigne may make 
a conveyance, whenever the guardians have copied on the back of the 
ground brief the whole lot given him. 

Thursday, first of August, 1658. In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Coenraat ten Eyck, Reinout Reinoutsen, Ariaan van Laar, Pieter van 
Haalen, shoemakers, being sent for appear in Court of Burgomasters ; to 
whom the President stated, that it is intended to have a considerable 
number of Fire Buckets made, shewing them, with that view, two made in 
this country, to give their opinion thereon and the lowest price they Will 
make them for: Whereupon Coenraat ten Eyck is heard and stated his 
disinclination, and Pieter Van Haalen declares, that there are no materials 
to be had. Burgomasters agreed with Reinout Reinoutsen and Ariaen 
Van Laar on the following conditions : — 

Reinout Reinoutxen undertakes to make the aforesaid buckets and to 
do everything, that shall be necessary to them except cordage, for each of 
which he shall receive, six guilders ten stivers, half zewant half beavers, it 

^ The lot, told by Vi^e to Roos was conveyed to the latter Novbr. 35, 1658. It 
was 00 the East side of Broadway, North of Wall Str., having 2 rods 3 feet front and rear 
and a depth of 1 1 rods 6 feet. It originally formed part of the Damen esute. — Val. Man, 
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being well understood, that the fourth part of the beavers shall be half 
beavers and three fourths whole beavers, and on the aforesaid conditions 
a contract is entered into with him for one hundred buckets, which he 
promises to manufacture between this and fourteen days after All Saints. 
On which aforesaid conditions Ariaen Van Laer contracted for and 
undertook fifty buckets. 

Thursday, 8^ August 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

To give an Order to the Treasurer to collect and receive from Hen- 
drick Willemsen, baker, the balance of the money due for the strip of a 
lot between his house and lot and the house and lot of Hendrick the 
Smith, which he purchased from Burgomasters ; and the breadth and 
length of the lot and strip measured by the surveyor Jacques Corteljau, 
shall then be endorsed thereupon, further releasing him from all future 
claims. 

To propose to the Director General the paving of the Winckel* 
(Market) Street, and to make one of the Burghers Overseer of the Ward 
(Buirtmeester) on behalf of the Company. 

The Court Messenger is ordered to go again around and to receive 
himself the bucket money. 

Timotheus de Gabr)- is ordered to pay the Treasurer fl. 50. in beav- 
ers for his great Burgher Right. 

Jieronimus Ebbingh appears in Court stating, that he intends going to 
Fort Orange ; requesting therefore to be discharged from the Overseer- 
ship of the Ward. Whereupon he is answered — ^Whereas every one has 
to pursue his own business, he therefore cannot be detained from his jour- 
ney and the prosecution of his afifairs ; He is therefore ordered, to hand 
over to Burgomaster Olof Stevensen the money in his possession and the 
a/c remaining with him and to suspend the paving until the Schepen 
Isaack de Foreest's arrival. Meanwhile to appoint another in his place. 

Abraham Staats and Hendrick Jansen van der Vin, curators of the 
bankrupt estate of Hermen Jacobsen Bamboes, killed by the Indians, ap- 
pear in Court ; and M' Abraham proposes whereas he is and must be fre- 

^ This street nn through the center of the block between the present Stone and 
Bridge Streete, East of and panllel with Whitehall. It is now do8ed.~B. F. 



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quently from home and cannot undertake the service of the curatorship, 
that he be discharged from the same and offers if he can do any service, 
from which he is not prevented, to do it. 

Burgomasters resolve to write a letter to the Esopus to Andries van 
der Sluys, that he shall send down an inventory of the goods left by Bam- 
boes aforesaid, and should there be any one, who has claims on the estate 
or is indebted to it, to give in the same by the first opportunity. 

The curators aforesaid state that one Jan Cloet has a parcel of black 
clothes lying in Hermen Jacobsen Bamboes chest, attached at Fort 
Orange ; which he had given Bamboes aforesaid to sell for com ; request- 
ing that he might have the same back ; And whereas there is clear proof 
thereof, the same is granted, that the pack aforesaid be returned to him. 

A' i6s8: this j/* Aug'f in Amsterdam in N. Netherlands 
Worthy good Friend, Andrees van der Sluys, Health ! 

Whereas some property remains in the Esopus belonging to Heermen 
Bamboes dec^ and the Burgomast*? of this City have appointed curators 
over the same, this serves to request of you in a friendly manner, to send 
down the aforesaid goods here with an inventory thereof annexed for the 
benefit of the creditors : and further to notify everyone by public notice, 
which you are to affix on the most convenient place, if any have claims 
against the estate aforesaid or are indebted thereunto, to make the same 
known forthwith, returning the same to M' Abraham Staats at Fort Orange 
or here to M' Hendrick Jansen van der Vin. Which awaiting we remain 
your friends 

The Burgomasters. 

By order of the same 

Joannes Nevius, Sec?^ 

The curators of the estate left by Hermen Jacobsen Bamboes hereby 
give every one notice, that if there be any, who have claims against the 
abovementioned estate or are indebted to the same, they shall make it 
known immediately to Andrees van de Sluys. 

To the Right Hon^** Direct^ General and Council of N : Netherland. 
Rr Hon*^!* 

The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. Netherland re- 
monstrate with all respect, that they repeatedly requested the surveyor to 
make a map {^Platte Kaart) of this City, but they cannot get it from him ; 

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and whereas they, the petitioners, gladly saw, that all might be brought 
into due effect, and they cannot obtain the abovesaid from the surveyor, 
they therefore request your Honours to order the abovementioned sur- 
veyor to make out a map of this City as soon as possible. We remain 
your Honours' Subjects 

The Burgomasters of the aforesaid City. 

By order of the same, Joannes Nevius, Secret?^ 

In Amsterdam in New Netherland the 9^ August, 1658. 

Thursday, 15*^ August 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt 

Burgomasters resolve to renew next Monday being the 19*^ August, 
the Placard regarding the filth and to publish the placards about the 
privies and the hogs. Further, to communicate to the General the grad- 
ing of the Winckel (Market) Street and Bridge lane,* {Brugh Steegh.) 

Friday 23^ August, 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendertsen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Burgomasters resolve to postpone to next Tuesday at Eleven O'CIock 
precisely, the publication of the renewal of the Placard about the filth, 
the regulating the privies and the ringing of the hogs, and the secretary 
was ordered to put them in mind of it. 

Friday, 30*!* Aug'^ 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt. 

Burgomasters order the Court) Messenger to go to the widow of 
Frans Clasen dec^ and notify her to remove the house out of the road or 
they shall have it done. 

The Burgomasters of the City Amsterdam in N. Netherland hereby 
order the Treasurer, to send the Court Messenger around without delay 
and to collect and take up from each house one beaver for bucket money 
and to hold the same in the treasury, and to duly mark those unwilling in 
the return and to communicate the same to the Burgomasters in writing, 
so that their Worships may make provision therefore. Done primo Octo- 
ber 1658. In Amsterdam in N. Netherland. 
By Order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid 

Joannes Nevius, Secy. 

* Bridge Lane, now closed, ran from Bridge Str. to the shore at Pearl Str.— -B. F. 



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Tuesday afternoon 15*?' Octob- 1658 in the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Paulus Leendertsen Vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Van Cortlant. 

Herry Breser appears in Court, who is told to declare, what he knows 
of the outstanding debts of Jan Hutsitson dec^ ? He delivered to the 
Court an a/c and obligation against Isaacq AUerton Senior for the sum of 
II. 426.; declaring further, that he knows nothing more : The above trans- 
ferred to the Orphan Book. 

Saturday the 12^ Octob^ 1658. In the City Hall. Present the 
Hereen Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

The following article is enacted in Court : — 

Articles Made and Ordained by my lords the Burgomasters of the 
City of Amsterdam in N: Netherland. 

[The Articles here mentioned are to be found on page 196, the 
Entries in the Original having been somehow inverted.] 

Thursday 4* Octob^ 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Burgomasters Paulus Leendertsen van der Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Burgomasters resolved to write a letter to the I^rds Majors under 
cover of Comelis Steenwyck, to whom its contents shall be communicated, 
wherein it is requested that the sales of all real estate may be referred to 
the City. 

It is further resolved, to establish a watch here ; for this purpose the 
following persons appeared offering themselves for this service : Pieter 
Jansen, Hendrick van Bommel, Jan Cornelisen van Vlensburgh, Jan 
Pietersen, Gerrit Pietersen, Jan Jansen van Langestraat, Hendrick Ruyter, 
Jacques Pryn, Tomas Verdon. 

Burgomasters have engaged the above eight Persons for 24 stiv? every 
night they watch, it being well understood four and four shall watch each 
night ; and they are promised one or two beavers for candles and two to 
three hundred pieces of fire wood. 

Philip Schoof appears in Court exhibiting certain a/c between him 
and Metje Wessels, requesting that the Court may be pleased to examine 
the same and that the Marshal be ordered to collect it. Burgomasters 
order them to settle the differences between them, and in default thereof 
the case was referred to Joannes Pietersen van Brugh and Pieter Buys in 
presence of the Marshal. 



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Saturday 12^ Octob' 1658 : In the City HalL Present the Heeren 
Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Tomas Hal and Isaacq Grevera in quality as curators of the estate 
left by Jan Hutsitson dec"^ appearing in Court relate, that Herry Breser 
is unwilling to bring for security into the City Hall the goods left by the 
aforesaid Jan Hutsitson, according to order. Tomas Hall demands an 
attachment against the person and goods of Jeems Reel, and an order 
that he may not remove his goods on board. 

Articles made and Ordained by the Burgomasters of the City of 
Amsterdam in N: Netherland respecting the duties of the Rattle Watch ; 
the 12*?' Octob^ 1658. 

Firsty That all the watchmen shall be obliged to come on the watch 
at the usual hour, towit, before bell ring, on pain of forfeiting six stivers. 

Jteniy Whoever comes not in person on the watch or being occupied 
on reasonable business does not put any other in his place shall forfeit 
each time two guilders for the benefit of the general watch. 

Jiem^ Whenever any one comes drunk on the watch or commits any 
opposition, insolence or impurity within the Square of the City Hall or in 
going the rounds, he shall forfeit each time one guilder. 

Item. Each one shall be bound to pay due attention to his watch in 
going around, and whenever any one shall be found asleep on the street he 
shall forfeit each time ten stivers. 

Jtetn. Should it happen by sleep, negligence or the failure of any one 
on the watch, that any arms be taken or stolen, such negligent person or 
sleeper shall be bound to pay for the said arms according to the Burgomas- 
ters valuation, and in addition for the first time, one guilder, for the second 
time two guilders and for the third time at the discretion of the Burgomas- 
ters. 

Item, If any one lies still when people call Val Val^ or be otherwise 
disobedient, he shall forfeit twenty stivers. 

Item, Who ever presumes to swear or to blaspheme the name of God 
shall be fined ten stivers. 

Item, Whenever any one presumes to desire to fight on the watch or 
to threaten any one of the watch to come with him to fight, shall forfeit 
two guilders beyond the officer's penalty. 



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Item, Whoever threatens another to beat him in the morning, when 
the watch is dismissed he shall forfeit two guilders. 

Item, If any one fights in fact with another on the watch or even in 
the morning coming from the watch, he shall forfeit six guilders, saving the 
right of the Officer, and shall moreover be arbitrarily corrected by the 
Burgomasters according to the circumstances of the case. 

Item, Should any one be unwilling to go around or in any way lose a 
turn, he shall forfeit one guilder. 

Item, If any one presumes to go away from the watch for any cause, 
whatsoever it be, without the Express consent of the others, he shall forfeit 
two guilders for each time. 

Item, No person shall be received into the aforesaid Rattle watch be- 
fore and until he shall have taken the oath from one of the Burgomasters. 

Item. Whatever any of the watch shall get from any of the prisoners, 
whether lock-up money, present or other fee, which those of the watch 
shall receive by consent of the Burgomasters, it shall be brought into the 
hands of the Captain for the benefit of the fellow watchmen and shall be 
there preserved until it be divided around. 

Item, The aforesaid presents and fees shall be brought in by each of 
the watchmen under the bond of the oath which they shall have taken to 
the city. 

Item, All the fines, which accrue, and the profits, which in any wise 
shall be realized, by insolence, fault, neglect or otherwise shall be divided 
four times a year among the members of the watch, when they according 
to old custom shall each quarter of the year receive their watch money 
from the City, without their holding any drinking meeting thereupon or 
keeping any club. 

Finally and lastly. They shall be bound on going the rounds to call 
out how late it is, at all the comers of the streets, from nine O'Clock in the 
evening until the reveilli beat in the morning ; for which they shall receive 
each man eighteen guilders per month in common pay ; and the Captain is 
ordered to pay strict attention hereunto that all be regularly obeyed accord- 
ing to the penalty thereunto annexed. Thus done in the Court of the 
Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland, dated as above. 
Follows the oath. 

We promise and swear in the presence of the Most High, that we will 



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fully observe the articles read to us, and demean ourselves as faithful 
watchmen are bound to do, So Truly Help us God Almighty ! 

[Here ought to follow the Entry of the 15* Octob' which, according 
to the Original^ is on a preceding page.] 

Friday, 15*!* Novf 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Olof 
Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift. 

On Joannes Nevius, the Secretary's, petition, wherein he requests, 
that he may plant the garden behind the City Hall, is apostilled :— Peti- 
tioner may plant the garden together with the Court Messenger. 

It is further resolved, on the petition of Orphan Master Pieter Wolf- 
ertsen van Couwenhoven, to nominate the following four persons, to pro- 
pose them to the Hon**'* Director General and supreme Council to elect 
two therefrom for the office of Orphan Masters with the abovenaraed old 
Orphan Master Pieter Wolfertsen, because one is sometimes from home and 
also there is considerable business at this conjuncture. 

Burgomasters resolved, that the Provost shall from now henceforth, 
according to and by virtue of the following commission, collect and re- 
ceive every month from each housekeeper for the support of the Rattle 
Watch, fifteen stivers, except those whose husbands are from home, widows, 
preachers, also such as are in somebody's service and according to the list 
thereof, given him. 

Luda de Meyer appears in Court, requesting that two may be ap- 
pointed to inspect the ground in dispute. Burgomaster»order her to sum- 
mon again. 

Mighiel Paulusen appears in court requesting an end of the case re- 
specting the ground in question with Luda de ^eyer.* 

COMMISSION. 

Lodowyck Pos, Captain of the Rattle Watch, is hereby authorized and 
qualified by the Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in N : Nether- 
land to collect and receive every month precise fifteen stivers from every 
one according to the list thereof given him, for the support of the Rattle 

* Lidia De Meyer was dau. of Hendrick V. Dyck and wife of Niclaes De Meyer. 
The ground in dispute was on the north side of Stone Street, opposite Coenties alley, and 
belonged originally to Jacob van Couwenhoyen, who sold of the property, one part to De 
Meyer and another part to Paulusen, and these now, it is supposed, disagreed about the 
measurement of their respective lots. — 0*C. 



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Watch. Thus done and Enacted in Amsterdam in N : Netherland at the 
Court of Burgomasters in the City Hall the i6*!* Novembf 1658. 
By Order of the Hon^ Burgomasters of the aforesaid City. 

Joannes Nevius, Secty. 
Honorable Valiant ! 
Whereas Wilhelmus Beeckman chosen by Your Honors as Orphan 
Master with Schepen Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven of this City, 
has departed in the service of the Hon**!* West India Company to the 
South River and the place of Orphan Master is Vacant, Burgomasters of 
this City of Amsterdam in New Netherland, to whom Your Honors have 
been pleased to give the Nomination of the succeeding Orphan Masters, 
deeming it highly necessary that the place should not only be filled, but 
that two more be elected in addition to the old Orphan Master, as God 
the Lord has been pleased this year to afflict this Province with hot fevers, 
whereof many died ; therefore much is to be done in the regulating of 
estates, especially as it often happens, that one of the Orphan Masters is 
absent and the remaining alone either can not, or can only badly attend 
to the business. They have therefore proposed to Your Honors, by Nom- 
ination the following four persons to wit : — 

AUard Anthony, Merten Cregier, 

Joannes Pietersen Verbruggen, Hend^ Jansen vander Vin. 
Requesting Your Hon*? to elect from them two being the most reason- 
able, the most intelligent and fittest for the service of the Burghers and 
inhabitants of thi^ jurisdiction. Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland the 
i6*^ Novemb' 1658. at the Court of Burgomasters of the City aforesaid 

By order of the 
Burgomasters of the City aforesaid 

Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 
Marten Cregier and Joannes R Verbruggen are elected and confirmed 
as Orphan Masters of this City from those nominated, together with the 
present Orphan Master Pieter Wolfersen. Done fort Amsterdam in N. 
Netherland the 21 J*^ 1658. By order of the Hon. Lord Direct' General 
and Council of N : Netherland ; C. V. Ruyven, Secret^ 

Friday, 22^ Novemb' 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasius de Sille, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen Vander 
Grift. 



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Appear in Court Comelis de Bruyn, factor of the Ship the Brown 
Fish^ promising to deliver 25'?* of powder to the City for leave to sell his 
goods : 

Crein Jacobzen, Cristiaan Pieter, Ariaan Huybersen, Dirck Wygh- 
hersen late in the Company's service took the Burgher Oath ; Also, 
Pieter Jansen Niengs, Bartel Manneken, Jan Gillis, Paulus Blienburgh, 
Gerrit Meyer, Jan Dousy, Comelis Van Hoom, Pauwel Clasen, Douwe 
Hermsen, Gerrit Roelofsen, Hubert de Bruyn, Jan Jansen Ruyn, Eedert 
Juriaansen, Bastiaen Clasen, Gerrit Decker, Fran9ois de Bruyn, Jan 
Pietersen, Hermen Hendrickzen van Bergen in Norway, Symon Clasen 
Turck, Frangois Rombout, all of whom have taken the Burgher oath, 
and signed an obligation to pay the Treasurer 20 gl. in beavers, within 
Eight days for their small Burgher Right. 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE BURGHER PROVOST, DOOR KEEPER OF THE COUN- 
CIL OF WAR, CAPT" of THE RATTLE-WATCH AND RECEIVER OF THE 
WATCH MONEY. 

Firsts The Burgher Provost Shall well observe, when the Companies 
are under arms, who is absent and who behaves badly in the ranks also in 
Marching, according to the order granted therein and yet to be granted, 
and duly to mark down, who commits a fault, to make the same Known 
to the Captain of the Company, who they are and in what the fault con- 
sists. 

Second^ To inform the Court Martial and according to order there- 
for summon those, who are guilty of any faults. 

Thirds To attend to the Rattle- Watch that regularly and every hour 
precisely the rounds be made and the hour Called from nine O'Clock in 
the evening to the morning at Reveill^e, according to the instruction 
given them. 

Fourth^ Truly to state, who are in fault and to inform on them to the 
Burgomasters, whereof the Captain shall receive one fourth and also of 
all profits from fines. He shall also go around every month to collect the 
money from each house according to order thereof granted, and still to be 
granted and place the received monies in the hands of the secretary of 
Burgomasters and Schepens, who shall distribute the same ; to spare no 
one, and if there are any not on the list, to give in the same in writing to 
the Burgomasters ; to speak ill to no Burgher and who so ever threatens 



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him to complain of him to the Burgomasters, who shall order the case 
as circumstances of the matter direct. 

Further, to observe well, that those of the Watch impose not on any 
Burgher in going around or on the Watch ; also chat they steal not any 
firewood nor any other timber nor any thing else. Thus done and Enacted 
in Amsterdam in N: Netherland in the Court of Burgomasters the 22^ 
Novemb' 1658. 

By order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid 

Joannes Nevius, Secrty. 

Friday, 29* Novemb- 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasuis de Sille, Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Paulus Leenderzen van der 
Grift. 

Claas van Elslandt and Pieter Schabanck, the Court Messengers, are 
asked, how it fares with the bucket Money ? Declare, that about twenty 
pieces of beaver are received on condition, that they are good and that 
the Treasurer accepts them ; and that he has accepted them, that all were 
good merchantable beavers : And Claas van Elslandt declares he after- 
wards delivered to the Treasurer two half beavers and some seawant. 

Francois Rombout appears in Court taking the proper Burgher Oath, 
passing an obligation to pay twenty guilders in Zewant to the Treasurer 
for the Burgher Right. 

The Court Messenger P. Schabanck is again ordered to go around 
anew according to the following Commission. 

The Court Messenger is hereby ordered anew to go around again, to 
collect and receive from every one, who has not paid bucket Money, 
Burgher Money and lot Money, and in case of refusal or delay to take a 
categorical answer, Yes or No, from them and to give information thereof. 

Wernaar Wessels and Salomon La Chair appear in Court and Solo- 
mon La Chair states, that Wernaar Wessels has brewed twice without tak- 
ing out a permit. Wernaar Wessels answers, that he brewed but once, 
denying that he delivered out the brewed beer without a permit. Salomon 
La Chair replies, that Wernaar Wessels has brewed and sent beer out 
once without permit. Salomon La Chair is ordered to prove on next 
Tuesday, that Wernaar Wessels has brewed and delivered out the beer 
without permit. 

The Secretary, Joannes Nevius, is ordered to receive the money 



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which the captain L: Pos collects from each house for the support of the 
Rattle Watch, and to divide it at the appointed time to the Rattle Watch, 
deducting provisionally one stiver from each guilder and to make an 
entry thereof. 

It is further ordered, to draw up an instruction for the Inspector of 
Weights and Measures, to receive from each ell 8 stivers, for stamping 
cans for each 3 stiv: and in addition for boring and guaging 2 stiv: for 
each lb. to 20, one stiv: from 20 to 50, four stiv: over 50, six stiv: 

On Andrees de Haas' petition is apostilled : — Petitioner is granted 
the stamping of cans, ells, weights according to instruction granted or to 
be granted. 

Friday, the 13^ Decemb^ 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Hee- 
ren Olof Stevensen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift. 

Pieter van Halen and Hend^ Janzen Smitt appear in Court respecting 
the differences about the house of Hend*^ Jansen, occupied by pieter 
Van Halen, and not inhabitable and through the mediation of Burgomas- 
ters they have agreed for fl. 60. in zewant, which Pieter van Halen shall 
pay to Hendrick Jansen for the time, which he resided in the house. 

Herman Barensen appears in Court offering to serve as Watchman, 
and being accepted as such took the Oath of fidelity according to the Ar- 
ticles of the Ordinance read to him. 

Gabriel Corbegier appears also in Court and is likewise accepted as 
Watchman having taken the Oath of fidelity on the Articles of the Ordi- 
nance read to him. 

Lodowyck Pos appearing in Court is again ordered, to enter on the 
roll those, who are not on it for the support of the Rattle Watch and to 
give in their names in writing to the Burgomasters and collect from them 
15 stiv. 

Evert Duyckingh appears in Court, complaining, he cannot get 
Reintje the mason to work ; requesting, that he might put another in his 
place at his cost as there is only one furnace to be built. The Court Mes- 
senger is ordered to notify Reintje to go to work and in default thereof 
to put another in his place to work. 

The Secretary is ordered to draw up a placard of the Cattle Market, 
Ordering the Burghers not to go to meet any one for the purpose of buy- 



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ing Cattle, except only at the place appointed, under a penalty for the 
first time of fl. 6. for the second time fl. lo. for the third offence at the 
discretion of the Court. 

Lodowyck Pos is ordered to go around exactly every month collect- 
ing the 15 stiv. for the support of the Rattle Watch. 

Salomon La Chair appears in Court complaining, that Jan Jansen 
Hagenaar does not come to work. Salomon La Chair is ordered to have 
him Notified by the City Messenger and to put the return on the judg- 
ment. 

Friday 20** Decemb' 1658 In the City Hall. Present the Hecren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift. 

Lodowyck Pos appears in Court communicating to the Burgomasters 
in writing some persons who are not on the roll for the support of the 
Watch. 

Nicolaas Velthuysen appears in Court complaining, that he cannot 
get any payment from Gerrit Meyer agreably to the judgment dated 17*^ 
Decemb- 1658. Burgomasters order the Court Messenger to notify Ger- 
rit de Meyer to fulfill the judgment between him and Nicolaes Velthuy- 
zen on pain of execution. 

Burgomasters having considered the petition of Lieuten^ Daniel Lits- 
choe, wherein he requests to be discharged from his ofiice of Fire Inspec- 
tor ; also that the late Fire Warden, Cristiaen Barens, has gone from here 
to the South River and died there, they have proposed by nomination to 
the Director General and Council the following 4 persons. 

Jan Jansen de Jongh (the Younger ;) 
Pieter Comelisen van der Veen 
Burger Jorisen 

Joannes de la Montagne, Junior. 
On Daniel Litsco's petition is apostilled : The petitioner's request is 
granted, as he is Lieutenant of the Burghery and his Year has expired 
and he is thanked for his good Service. 
Honourable, Valiant 

Whereas Cristiaen Barens, Fire Warden of this City is gone to the 
South River and there died and Lieutenant Daniel Litscho also Fire War- 
den of this City has requested by petition to be discharged from this Ser- 



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vice on acc5 of his bad sight and other inconveniences and is discharged 
therefrom, and it is necessary especially under existing circumstances, 
that others should be appointed to the office with the old Fire Warden 
Hend : Hendrick Kip, Therefore Burgomasters of this City propose to 
your Hon? by nomination a double number of these four following per- 
sons 

Jan Jansen the Younger 
Pieter Comelisen Vander Veen, 
Burger Jorisen 
Joannes La Montague, Junior 

Requesting Your Honours to elect such therefrom as are fittest for 
such service for the good of the Burghery and inhabitants of this juris- 
diction. 

Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland the 2o*^ Dec' 1658 

By order of the W. Heeren Burgomasters of this City aforesaid 

Joannes Nevius, Secy. 
From the persons nominated were elected and confirmed as Fire 
Wardens Jan Jansen the Younger, and Joannes La Montagne Junior. 
Done Fort Amsterdam in N : Netherl*! the 23*? Xb' 1658. 

By Order of the Dr General and Council of N : Netherland 

Com Van Ruyven Secy. 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE STAMPER OF THE CANS, ELLS, WEIGHTS IN USB 
AMONG THE BURGHERS AND INHABITANTS OF THIS CITY. 

First he shall be bound to take good care, that the Cans, Ells, 
Weights, shall be of their proper weight and measure ; neither too great 
nor too muchy nor too small nor too little. 

Second, He shall be no less bound to pay due attention to his own 
weights or measures on pain of his office. 

Third. He shall be bound to accommodate all and every one withoiit 
delay or hindrance ; for this purpose remain within this City at his lodg- 
ings, or if going out to leave word, where he shall be found and keep 
himself free of blame. 

Fourthly, the stamping is granted him provisionally on the foregoing 
terms, but the changing it, either by increasing or diminishing it shall re- 
main at the discretion of the Burgomasters. 



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Fifthly, for each piece he may ask and receive as follows : — 

For each ell, eight stivers. 

For each can, three stivers and if any cans are to be guaged and 
marked he shall in addition to the stamping receive and demand for 
gauging and boring, two stivers. 

For each Weight from one to twenty pounds, one stiver ; 

^from twenty to 50 lbs., four stivers ; and all above fifty pounds, 

six stivers. 

Here follows the oath taken by Andrees de Haas at the hands of the 
presiding Burgomasters. 

I promise and Swear in the presence of the Most High, that I shall 
observe and obey the points and Articles read for me, in my instruction 
contained, so and in such wise as they are already drawn up or shall be 
hereafter drafted, and further demean and acquit myself generally as an 
honest Inspector of Weights is bound and ought to do. So Truly help 
me God Almighty. 

Friday, 27 Decembf 1658. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasius deSille, Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen van der 
Grift 

Jurriaan Jansen van Auwerick appeared in Court demanding his 
Burgher right, and has taken the proper Burgher oath, and gave an obli- 
gation for his Burgher right payable in six weeks. 

Friday, the 3*? January 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen vander Grift. 

Comelis Barensen, baker, appears in Court requesting the small 
Burgher Right, and has taken the proper Burgher Oath. 

Saturday, 4^ January 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen vander Grift 

Jan Jansen the Younger and Joannes la Montagne Junior appear in 
Court, to whom was communicated their election by the Director General 
and Council to the office of Fire wardens, and the commission was pre- 



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sented them by the President confirming them in the aforesaid office and 
they were ordered to attend thereto with Hendrick Hendricks Kip, the 
old Burgomaster, who also appeared. 

Hendrick Willemsen, baker, Joost Teunisen, baker, Jacob the baker, 
and Andrees de Haas, baker, appear in Court, who are asked why they 
do not bake any coarse bread, and that the poor commonalty complains 
of it. Hendrick the baker declares it is on account of the pay ; as they 
must pay beavers for the grain and get zewant in return and that grain is 
dear. Joost the baker says, the grain is dear and he must pay fl. 4 @ 5 
for a skepel and there is no profit on it. Burgomasters resolve to com- 
municate to the General both the complaint of the poor commonalty as 
well as the reasons of the bakers. 

The Treasurer appearing in Court, he is asked, how the Treasury 
stands. Answers, nothing comes in from the bucket money ; and for the 
payment of the Burgher Right he says one person has been with him 
who says he must have money from the City ; therefore does not owe 
any thing ; and says further, there is not a styver in the Treasury and can- 
not get any money ; and has been with his father-in-law and cannot get 
any money even from him. Is ordered to accept heavy money from 
his father in law. 

The Court Messengers are ordered, to hand the Treasurer their lists 
and returns of the Burghers owing bucket money ; and it is resolved, that 
the Treasurer shall inform the President of those, who have failed to pay 
the bucket money, that they be summoned before the Burgomasters. 

Handed to the Treasurer a short extract of the farming of the excises 
both of the Cattle and beer and wine. 

COMMISSION. 

Whereas on the nomination of the Burgomast? of this City Amster- 
dam in N : Netherland, the Director General and Council have elected 
in date 23I December 1658, Jan Jansen the younger and Joannes de la 
Montagne Junior as Fire Wardens with the old Firewarden Hendrick 
Hendricks Kip, the abovenamed Jan Jansen the younger and Joannes 
La Montagne Junior are therefore hereby Ordered and Authorized to 
attend to and execute the office of FireWardens together with the old 



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Firewarden Hendrick Hendricks Kip. Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland 
the 4^ January 1659. 

By order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 

Joannes Nevius, Secret 

Friday, 10 January 1659 ; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen vander Grift. 

Claas Van Elslant the Elder appears in Court and requests to be Clerk 
of the Market. (Hal Kneghi) ; who was answered, It shall be seen to. 

Reinout Reinoutsen brings to the City Hall one hundred leathern 
fire-buckets, which he contracted with the Burgomasters to make. 

Pieter Comelis van der Veen appears in Court and requests to be 
permitted to chastise his Negro Wench ; it was permitted him, but nothing 
followed. 

Ariaan van Laar brings to the City Hall five and twenty leathern 
fire-buckets, of which he contracted with Burgomasters to make to the 
number of fifty. 

The Court resolved to have Pelgrom Clocq and Gerrit Meyer appear 
at the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens. 

The Court resolved to hang up the leathern fire-buckets in the houses 
of the following persons : — 

From I to 50. In the City Hall 50 

From 50 to 62. Daniel Litscho 12 

From 63 to 74. Abraham Planck's house in Smith's valley 12 

From 75 to 86. Joannes Pietersen Verbruggen 12 

From 87 to 98. Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift 12 

From 99 to 1 10. Nicasius de Sille in the Sheeps pasture 12 

From III to 122. Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven 12 

From I to 12. Jan Janzen the Younger 10 

From 13 to 24. Hendrick Hendrickzen Kip, the Elder 10 

From 25 to 36. Jacobus Backer 10 

The Treasurer Allard Anthony appears in Court relating, with Claas 
van Elslandt the Younger, the answer of those of Perel Street to the appli- 
cation for the Bucket Money. 

Saturday, 1 1 January, 1659 ; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leendersen Vander Grift 



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Lodouyck Pos appears in Court, who is asked, if the Money of the 
Rattle Watch comes in ? Answers he is to go again around to day or to 
morrow and that there are fifty, who have not paid. 

Pieter Comelissen Van der Veen has brought to the City hall two 
leathern fire buckets marked f 

Nicasius de Sille has caused two leathern fire-Buckets to be brought 
to the City Hall, marked I^ 

Evert Duycking undertakes to mark the leathern fire-buckets, and to 
begin next week with Jan Dircksen at 3 stiv : each. 

Evert Duycking is ordered to put the Arms of Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, on the windows of the City Hall. 

Monday, 20*!* January 1659 : In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift. 

The officer demands an attachment on the monies of Hendrick Jan- 
sen Sluyter, alias Blue Coat, earned on the Rattle Watch ; delivering into 
Court an action against said Sluyter, leaving the same to the discretion of 
the Magistrates. Burgomasters declare the attachment valid. 

Hendrick Jansen Sluyter appears in Court who is dismissed from his 
situation. He has watched 49 nights at 24 stivers per Watch comes 
to fl. 5^-15 

Deduct for fines for the fellow watchmen according to the 
Ordinance, saving the Officers right fl. 6 

Which fl. 52.16 are attached by the Officer for an action against said 
Sluyter. Burgomasters condemn Hend^ Jansen Sluyter in the fine of fl. 
25, of which the Burgher provost shall have fl. 6. 

The Schout Nicasius de Sille delivers into Court an a/c from the books 
in the City Hall amounting to fl. 62 : 10. Holland Cur'cy ; for which he 
is allowed ten and a half beavers, from which are then deducted two and 
a half beavers for the Burgher right of his father in law ; and further, the 
Treasurer is ordered to pay. 

The Treasurer is ordered to deliver one beaver to Jan Ackingh in 
payment for digging and shoveling. 

Cristiaan Pietersen is accepted as Watchman in place of Hendrick 



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Jansen Sluyter and has promised fidelity at the hands of the presiding 
Burgomaster. 

Friday, 31V January, 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevensen Cortlandt, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift. 

The Treasurer Allard Anthony appears in Court, in whose hands are 
placed by Burgomasters some ace", orders, and notices of works to be 
still done to the City and delivered hand work. 

Burgomasters have inspected the leathern fire buckets and found one 
missing being N*! 124. The remainder are brought to divers houses here- 
inafter specified : — 

At Jan Jansen the Younger's. From N? i to N? 12 12 

At Hendrick Hendrickzen Kip's. From NP 12 to N? 24 12 

At Jacobus Backer's. From N? 24 to N? 36 12 

At Daniel Litsco's. From N^* 50 to N? 62 12 

At Abraham Plancks. From N^ 62 to NP 74 12 

At Joannes P. Verbruggen's. From N? 74 to N? 86 12 

At Paulus Leendersen vander Grifts. From N? 86 to N? 98 12 

At de Sille's in the Sheep pasture. From N? 98 to N? no 12 

At Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven. From N? no N? 122 12 

Ariaan van Laer brings to the City Hall 25 leathern fire buckets 
made by him on contract, which are taken away by Evert Duycking to 
put the City Arms on them and to number them. 

On the petition of the porters and beer carriers, in which they request 
an increase of wages in labouring at the goods, is apostilled : Postponed 
till another occasion. 

On the petition of Albert Comelissen Wantenaar, wherein he requests 
a lot for his lot surveyed off * ; is apostilled : — Petitioner is allowed and 
granted, in place of the lot surveyed off, herein mentioned, the lot situate 
between Pieter the Noormern and Teuntje Straatmans, heretofore set 
down to Dirck Clasen. 

On Teunis Kray's petition, wherein he requests to be Harbor Mas- 
ter ; also tally master of the bricks and tiles imported from Pairia and 

^Wantenur's lot now gnmted, was on the sonth side of Wall Street, between 
William Street and Hanover Square. VaL Man, 1865, 690. It was patented to him 
July 13. 1660. Aihamy Records^ Book H. H,^ pt. a, 113. Vai, Man, 1857. 511. 0*C. 

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elsewhere, and that his wife may superintend the market to keep it clean ; 
is apostilled : — Nothing will be done about the market for the present 
time ; respecting the tiles and bricks it is postponed to further order, and 
regarding the newly made canal {graghi) if he require that, he can draw 
up a separate petition. 

On the petition of the Court Messengers, wherein they request to be 
door keepers of the Orphan Chamber ; is apostilled : — Petitioners' re- 
quest is granted. 

On the Petition of Crein Jacobsen, wherein he requests to have a lot ; 
is apostilled : — Petitioner is granted the lot situate between Andries the 
Brewer's servant and Comelis Hendrickzen, on paying the same as an- 
other. 

Friday, 7* February 1659 : In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Marten Cregier. 

Whereas the Resolution of the Director General and Council dated 
6*?* March 1657, to the effect that the Office of Treasurer shall be filled by 
the retiring Burgomaster, is not known by Merten Cregier, it is therefore 
read to him. 

AUard Anthony, late Treasurer and the Paulus Leendersen vander 
Grift as in coming Treasurer appear in Court. The Treasurer Allard 
Anthony delivers into Court to the Burgomasters his papers relating to 
the City's affairs, which Burgomaster's deliver over to the present in 
coming Treasurer. 

Gerrit Hendrickzen, farmer, appears in Court and exhibits his 
receipts per list ; and whereas a difference is found therein, and the 
burgomaster has given two receipts for one payment, whereof the afore- 
said Gerrit Hendrickzen has sought to avail himself, it is resolved that it 
be settled and the papers examined by arbitrators. 

COMMISSION. 

Whereas according to extract of the Resolutions of the Hon^ Direc- 
tor General and Council of New Netherland dated 6^ March 1657, it is 
resolved and concluded, that the Treasurers place of this City Amster- 
dam shall be filled by the last retiring Burgomaster ; Therefore Burgo- 
masters have for this purpose commissioned and authorized the Honble 
Paulus Leendertsen vander Grift retiring Burgomaster to administer as 



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Treasurer all this City's incomes and expenditure on orders signed by 
Burgomasters in authority ; who being sent for to Court and appearing, is 
confirmed in said office. Done Amsterdam in N: Netherland the 7*^ 
February 1659. 

The Court of Burgomasters resolved and concluded, to nominate to 
the Director General and Council Paulus Leendersen van der Grift and 
AUard Anthony as Orphan Master in place of Marten Cregier, Burgo- 
master, to elect from them one successor. The following is therefore 
delivered to the Director General and Council : 
Honorable Valiant, 

Whereas from those nominated by Burgomasters and Schepens of 
this City your Honor's have been pleased to elect Marten Cregier as 
Burgomaster, who was also elected by Your Honors to the office of Or- 
phan Master, and whereas Burgomasters, with the trouble and anxiety of 
the City's affairs cannot attend thereto with one as Orphan Master, There- 
fore it is necessary to elect one proper person as Orphan Master in place 
of Merten Cregier aforesaid, Burgomasters accordingly (to whom your 
Honors have deferred the Nomination) propose to your Honors a double 
number to wit : 

Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, 
" Allard Anthony. 
Requesting your Honors to elect from them the most reasonable, most 
intelligent and fittest for such office. Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland 
at the Court of Burgomasters in the City Hall the 7"^ January 1659. 
By Order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid — 

Joannes Nevius, Secret' 

Friday 14"^ Feb? 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Olof 
Stevensen Cortlandt, Marten Cregier. 

Joannes Nevius exhibited in Court the election of Orphan Master, 
placed in his hands, which reads as follows : — 
Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the Direct^ General and 

Council of N: Netherland. 
xo Febtuary, 1659. 

From the Nomination presented to the Director General and Council 
of N : Netherland by the Burgomasters of this City, Allard Anthony late 



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Burgomaster and Treasurer of this City is elected and confirmed as Or- 
phan Master of this City in place of the late Orphan Master Marten 
Cregier. Done Fort Amsterdam in N:Netherland Ady as above. 
Understood Agrees with the aforesaid Resolution 

C. V. Ruyven Secre*^ 

Allard Anthony appears in Court who is informed of the election of 
Director General and Council of N: Netherlands choosing him in quality 
as Orphan Master of this City, and was requested to attend to and serve 
therein with the other Orphan Masters, promised so to do. The follow- 
ing Commission is therefore sent to him. 

Whereas, according to extract from the Register of Resolutions of 
the Hon"' Director General and Council of N: Netherland in date lo*^ 
Feb^ 1659^ Allard Anthony is chosen as Orphan Master out of those 
Nominated by Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam, in place of 
Merten Cregier, late Orphan master, and actual Burgomaster, Therefore, 
the aforesaid Allard Anthony is hereby Ordered and Authorized to attend 
to and fill the office of Orphan Master with Pieter Wolfersen van Couwen- 
hoven and Joannes T. Verbruggen. Done etc. 

Claartje Allerts, Wife of Hans Stein, appears in Court declaring, She 
has attached fl. 14 in the hands of Reindert Jansen van Hoom for ace'- of 
Evert the wood sawyer, requesting the attachment may be declared valid. 
Burgomasters declare the attachment Valid. 

Burgomasters order, that an instruction be sent each to Sieur Nicolaas 
Verlett and Jieronimus Ebbingh to regulate the estate of Joghim Pieter- 
sen Cuyter dec^ and one of the following tenor is sent to the house of 
each : 

Schepen Jieronimus Ebbinch and S- Nicolaus Verlett are hereby 
ordered and charged to proceed with the regulation of the estate left by 
Joghim Pietersen Cuyter and his wife dec^ to the end, that the creditors 
may get their own. Done Amsterdam in N: Netherland at the Court of 
the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid 
the 14* FeM 1659. By order etc. 

On the petition of Anthony the Moor, wherein he demands payment 
of Annise Water delivered for ace* of the City, is apostilled: — Whereas 
the petitioner furnished the Burgomasters of this City at the time with the 
Anise herein mentioned to wit, three cans for eight guilders in seawant^ 



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as he sold it to others for one beaver, he shall when opportunity] ofifers, 
be paid the same in seawant. 

Friday, 21" Feb^ 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Olof 
Stevensen Cortlandt, Merten Cregier. 

The Treasurer Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift appears in Court, 
stating that he bought from Little Aart about 125 planks, more or less, at 
25. stiv*? a piece. 

Allard Anthony appears in Court delivering into Court a list of 
assessments A? 1665. for furnishing money to the City Treasury. 

Burgomasters resolved to demand of the Church Wardens correct 
acc^ of the property of the Church. 

On the 22"^ February 1659, the nomination of succeeding Church 
Wardens is handed to the Director General and Council of N : Nether- 
land and are nominated: Joan: de Decker, Councillor of N: Netherl^; 
Joannes de Peister, late Presiding Schepen. 

Friday, the 28*^ February, 1659: In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 

Allard Anthony appears in Court, delivering to Burgomasters the 
general list of the assessment of the year 1655, also an obligation passed 
by Pieter Jansen yEmilius, first of Nov^ 1655. 

On Jan Gillis Koeck's petition, wherein he requests some allowance 
to the amount of fl. 50. for ringing the bell, when any placards or ordin- 
ances were published from the front (t*puy) of this City Hall; is apos- 
tilled: — Whereas the Petitioner's predecessors have received their salary 
from the Deaconry and Church Wardens, the petitioner is also referred 
Co them. 

The Treasurer Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift appears in Court and 
is ordered, and it is by Burgomasters resolved and concluded, that he 
take no bucket money individually from the poor people, who live in 
hired houses and cannot pay, but only the half thereof from them, which 
they may charge to the account of the owners of the house. 

Burgomasters handed the Treasurer two commissions as follows: — 

Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, Treasurer of this City, is hereby 
ordered and authorized to collect the bucket money by the Under Schout 



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Resolveert Waldron and one of the Court Messengers from each one that 
has not paid according to list, on such terms as are enacted by Burgo- 
masters of this City. 

Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, Treasurer of this City is hereby 
ordered and authorized to allow the Under Schout Resolveert Waldron 
with Lodowyck Captain of the Rattle Watch, to collect the watch money 
and to take a pledge from those who are unwilling, by Order of the 
Burgomasters. 

Sieur Augustyn Heermans requests a Burgher certificate of his great 
Burgher Right. 

The following is the draft of a certificate for those, who receive the 
Burgher right according to privilege. 

We Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland certify 
and declare hereby that N: N. according to privilege dated 2*^ FebrT 
1657. granted to this City, because of his quality as etc. is invested with 
the Great Burgher right and the benefit thereof. In testimony whereof 
the President has affixed the City Seal hereunto. Done. 

And Burgomasters have allowed the Secretary to demand and receive 
from those, who request this certificate of freedom, for the writing of a 
great Burgher certificate twenty stivers, and for a small Burgher certifi- 
cate, twelve stivers. 

Friday 7*^ March 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Olof 
Stevensen Cortlandt, Marten Cregier. 

The Burgomasters resolve and conclude to send up a nomination to 
the General and Council of four persons for their Honors to elect there- 
from two for the office of Orphan Masters in place of Pieter Wolfersen 
van Couwenhoven and Joannes Pietersen van Brugge being Schepens as 
well as Orphan Masters, and they cannot attend to their duties in both 
qualities besides their business; and are put in nomination 

Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, 
Go vert Loockermanans, 
Joannes de Peister, 
Jacob Strycker. 
Burgomasters aforesaid also resolved to summon on this day eight 
days being the 14 March, before Schout Nicasius de Sille, both Burgo- 



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masters and the President of the Schepens, some Burghers, who have lots 
lying vacant to have them appraised either by themselves or by the Bur- 
gomasters, if they will not build on them according to the Placard 
published from the City Hall by the Director General and Council and 
by Burgomasters and Schepens, and to have them registered by the 
Secretary of Burgomasters and Schepens. 

The Underschout Resolveert Waldron appears in Court saying, that 
the Presiding Burgomaster told him to appear at Court of Burgomasters, 
for he should superintend the Graghi ; to which he answered, that the 
Secretary shall give him a regulation by which he shall take care of the 
Graghi^ (or Canal). 

COMMISSION. 

The Under Schout Resolveert Waldron is hereby ordered and 
authorized, to take, according to the Placard dated 3^ Decemb' 1657 pub- 
lished from the front of this City Hall and renewed on the 4*^ March 
1659, good care and superin tendance on the newly constructed Graght^ 
that no filth be cast into it; also that the boats, canoes and skiffs be 
placed in regular order therein. Done etc. 

On the petition of Anthony More, wherein he requests information, 
where he shall receive his payment due him from the City is apostilled: — 
Petitioner shall be furnished with an order from the Presiding Burgo- 
master, where he is to draw his money. 

The Secretary is ordered to tell Jan Gillis Koeck, to give in another 
petition regarding this matter. 

On Hendrick Van Bommel's petition, in which he requests to be 
Cryer, is apostilled: — No disposition can be taken of the petition, until 
the place become vacant. 

On Teunis Cray's petition is apostilled: — No harbour master shall be 
appointed for the present. 

On the bakers' petition, wherein they request, that they may sell 
their bread according to the rate of the grain; is apostilled: — Petitioners' 
request shall be communicated to the Director General and Council, 
whose resolution shall be made known to them by the first opportunity. 

Burgomasters resolved to cause the Placard of the Cattle market to 
be translated into English and to send it to the Magistrates of the follow- 
ing places: — 



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Standfoit, Suidhampton, 

Uncqae,* Suidhool^t 

Stratfoort, Easthampton, 

Milfort. 
and to send the translated placard with the underwritten letter also trans- 
lated. 

Honorable Gentf 
The annexed is to let your Hono' know our resolution to erect and 
establish in this City a Market for fat and lean cattle, requesting your 
Hono" to be pleased to make the same known to your subjects, so that 
if any proprietor be among them, who may be inclined to repair hither 
with their Cattle at the time fixed in the enclosed, they may regulate 
themselves accordingly. Whereunto awaiting we are and remain Your 
Hono" friends, ^ 

The Burgomasters of the City Amsterdam in N. Netherland. 

By order of the same, J. N. Sec' 
Superscription: To the Hon"* the Magistrates of the Village etc: 

Friday, 14 March, 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Merten Cregier. 

On the invitation of the Burgomasters the Schout de Sille appears in 
Court, who is informed that there is question between Jan Charlett and 
Abraham de Lucena and that they requested, it may be settled by Bur- 
gomasters; and whereas it is a matter, which appertains to the entire 
Bench of Burgomasters and Schepens, they pretend that nothing can be 
done by them. Whereunto the Schout de Sille answers, that the same 
being taken into consideration is postponed until the next Court day, and 
such is also resolved by Burgomasters, but to let them know, if they wish 
for an extraordinary session they can have it, and Abraham de Lucena 
can enter his written declaration. 

Schout de Sille states, that some timber belonging to Abraham Planck 
is left lying on the lot, and that the Heer General ordered him to inform 
the Burgomasters thereof, and that the abovenamed Abraham be inter- 
dicted to build thereon, but that arbitrators be appointed, who shall value 
the lot, as the Company shall retain it, to build thereon at some future 

^ Fairfield, Conn. t Southold, L. I. 



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time, as occasion requires, an Hospital or Orphan Asylum. The Schout 
further states, that the Director General and Council resolved, that the 
Commissaries appointed from their Bench shall receive for their trouble 
fl. 6. per day and fl. 3. for a half day, which must be paid by party or 
parties. 

The presiding Burgomaster informs Paulus Leendersen vander Grift, 
Allard Anthony, Joannes Pf van Bruggen and Joannes de Peister, sent 
for to Court and appearing, the reasons, why they are summoned, to wit — 

That the Director General and Council have, pursuant to the Extract 
of the Register of Resolutions dated lo*!' March, 1659, elected Paulus 
Leendersen vander Grift, and Joannes de Peister in place of Pieter Wol- 
fersen van Couwenhoven and Joanes Pf van Bruggen as Orphan Masters 
of this City, requesting them to superintend and perform the duties of 
said office with Allard Anthony, furnishing them, for this purpose, with a 
commission of the following tenor. 

Whereas according to Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the 
Hon^^ Director General and Council of N. Netherland in date 10 March 
1659 Paulus Leendersen vander Gnft and Joannes de Peister have been 
chosen from those nominated by Burgomasters of this City of Amster- 
dam, as Orphan Masters in Place of Pieter Wolfersen van Couwenhoven 
and Joannes Pf van Brugh, late Orphan Masters, and at present Schepens, 
Therefore the aforesaid Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift and Joannes de 
Peister are hereby ordered and authorized with Allard Anthony to super- 
intend and fill the office of Orphan Masters. Done Amsterdam in N: 
Netherland, at the Court of the Burgomasters in the City Hall. 14*^ 
March 1659. 

By Order etc. 

Friday, 28* March 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Marten Cregier. 

Allard Anthony appears in Court, and is recommended to prepare 
the ace- regarding the City against next Friday which he promises to do. 

The Treasurer, Paulus Leendersen van der Grift appears in Court 
and is informed of the promises, given by Allard Anthony to prepare the 
City's accounts by next Friday, and is asked, if the money of the Rattle 
Watch has all come in ; also the bucket money ? Answers, the period of 



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the Rattle Watch money has not yet expired, and that there is something 
from the bucket money. 

Mattheus de Vos appears in Court, to whom was communicated the 
Order and placard of Director General and Council of N: Netherland 
concerning the building on vacant lots, or to pay thereon the 15* penny, 
according to valuation, previously rendered by the owners thereof; other- 
wise by the Burgomasters: He is therefore asked, how high he estimates 
his lot ? Answers, as he has no community of goods with his wife, and 
that is her lot, he will speak about it to his wife and within eight days will 
give information. He was further told, that if it were built on within a 
year, it would be free from tax. 

Sibout Clasen appears in Court and is informed of the Director Gen- 
eral and Councils order as above ; who gives for answer, he values his lot 
at fl. 500. 

Carel van Bruggen appears in Court, to whom is made known the 
Director Genera] and Council's order as before; Requests time for con- 
sideration. Is ordered to make a return within eight days, which he 
promises. 

Evert Duyckingh appears in Court, to whom is communicated the 
Director General and Councils order as above. Declares he does not 
own any vacant lot near his house; but the lot adjoining his house be- 
longs to Mr Smitt * ; but is authorized by him to sell it, and that Mf Smitt 
himself has valued it at fl. 500 in Beavers; he expects him here shortly. 

On Jan Gillis Koeck's petition, wherein he requests, that some allow- 
ance be granted him for ringing the bell on the Ordinary Court day and 
publication, is apostilled: — Petitioner is provisionally allowed for a 
yearly salary for the ringing of the bell for this City, and bringing and 
fetching the cushions in and out the Church the sum of fl. 50. 

Friday the 18*** April 1659 : In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 

Hendrick Egbertsen van Nieuwhuyzen appears in Court, exhibiting 

a petition presented to the Director General and Council and the apos- 

tille thereof ; requesting, as his house and lot situate opposite Jan de 

^ These vacant lots were situated on the North side of the present Pearl Str. between 

Broad and William, (Old Slip). Richard Smith had come from Rhode Island and his 

lots lay East of Coenties Slip. He sold them in 1661-2 and settled at Nesaquaque, L. I. 



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Jongh is cut off by Director General and Council, that he be paid therefor 
at a valuation of arbitrators, Whereupon he is informed through the Court 
Messenger, Schabanck, that the Burgomasters shall converse with the 
Director General thereon. 

Burgomasters resolved and concluded to erect the Meat-Market ; 
further to cover it with tiles ; to have a block brought therein, and to 
leave the key with Andries (de Haas) the baker who shall provisionally 
have charge thereof. 

Secretary Nevius is ordered to draw out an Order and hand the same 
to the Schout Nicasius deSille, to send by virtue of his office the Under- 
schout to N : Uytreght to Jacob Corlaar and bring from there the little 
boy, procreated off the wife of Hans Vos by Arent van Hattum. 

Pieter Janzen Nirengh appearing in Court promises, on being asked, 
to go to work next Monday at the commenced pier * (haoft) and further 
to complete it. 

On the following petition of the bakers is apostilled as underwritten, 
in addition to the previous Order. 

To the Worshipful Burgomasters and Schepens of the City of Amsterdam, 

in N : Netherland. 

We the undersigned bakers here in this place respectfully represent, 
that it is known to your Honors that the last enacted Ordinance and that 
on baking was made, when grain was low in price ; and whereas the 
wheat is at present become very dear, the skepel of wheat not being to be 
bought from the sellers under four guilders in beavers ; the petitioners, 
therefore, cannot abstain soliciting humbly from Your Honors, that you 
would be pleased to consider the market-price of said grain, and that your 
Hono*^ would be pleased to fix another and a higher value on the bread, 
which petitioners bake, and such pro rata price as by the rise of grain 
shall be considered the petitioner's right. ' Tis notorious and known 
that those of Fort Orange, where the grain is easier to be had and more 
abundant, sell the loaf of 8 lbs for 20 stivers each. The expence of bring- 
ing 400 skepels to the Mill — must pay for freight therefor fl. 120. and fl. 
120 for the Mill toll and besides this 40 fl. for bringing it up and down ; 

* This pier, sometimes called the Bridge, ran oat from Pearl Str. at the head of the 
present Moore Str., adjoining the then Weighhonse and Cnstomhoose. An addition of 
6fty feet was made to it in the fall of 1660. 



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being in all 280 fl. in expences. Petitioners request your Hono" to take 
these extreme costs into consideration, that they as Burghers and inhabi- 
tants may not su£Fer, but live like their other neighbours ; promising your 
Hono" and pledging themselves to use all possible diligence to provide 
your Honors and the Burghers with bread. This doing 

They remain Your Honor's 

Subjects and Servants 
Was Signed 

Joost Teunissen, 
Jacob Teunissen 
Andries de Haas. 
The petition shall be communicated to the Director Genl. and Coun- 
cil, whose resolution shall be made known to them on the first opportu- 
nity. 

Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 17* March 1659. 
By Order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 

Joannes Nevius, Sect^ 

APOSTILLE. 

After communicating the petition to the Director General and Coun- 
cil, the Burgomasters provisionally resolved, that the bread be baked and 
sold according to the following order and rate : — 

A Wheaten loaf of 6 lbs weight 15 stiv : 

A Rye loaf of 6 lbs weight 10 stiv : 

A White loaf of i lb weight 4 stiv : 

And the petitioners were ordered to observe and adhere to the above 
written price until further directed. 

The Treasurer, Paulus Leendersen vander Grift appearing in Court 
requests, that the UnderSchout shall be empowered to collect the bucket 
money before May ; because many are removing ; also, as the Court Mes- 
sengers have much to do, that a person be appointed to attend on him in 
City affairs, proposing Jan Jelissen Koeck, who being sent for to Court, 
appears and is asked, if he is willing to serve in such an office ? Answers. 
Yes ; Whereupon he is told to act for a month or six weeks and if he be- 
have well he shall have a good yearly salary. Secretary Nevius is ordered 
to draft a Commission to this effect and to give it to him. 

Burgomasters resolved and concluded to affix some notices, that the 



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Market for lean cattle shall be beside the Church Yard, where some stakes 
shall be fixed, so that those, who will bring any cattle to Market for sale, 
shall offer them there. 

Friday, 2$^ April, 1659. In the City Hall. 

Present the Heeren Olof Stevenzen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 

On the citation of the Burgomasters Joost Teunissen, baker, and 
Hendrick Willemsen, baker, appear in Court, who are asked Why they do 
not bake any large bread ? Answer, they have no grain, and must pur- 
chase it at a high price in beavers, so that they could not give a large loaf 
of the Weight of 8 '^ for twenty stivers. Whereupon Burgomasters re- 
solve and order, that the large Wheaten loaf of six lbs weight shall be 
fixed at 15 stivers ; the rye loaf of 6 lbs weight at 12 stiv : and the white 
loaf of I lb weight at 4 stiv : 

Jan Jansen Brestee appears in Court requesting, as he is Ganger, that 
the Magistrates would be pleased to fix a time, when he shall stamp the 
barrels and what he may demand for Stamping, and marking a small num- 
ber of barrels. Whereupon Burgomasters resolved, that the marking of 
barrels shall take place in the Month of May, and for each barrel under 
the number of ten, marked at one time, to take two stivers each and above 
ten one stiver each, but to communicate it to the whole Board of Burgo- 
masters and Schepens. 

Further resolved to publish and make known to every one, who have 
any ells, cans, weights to mark to bring the same in the month of May to 
Andrees de Haas, sworn Inspector, to pay for them according to the reg- 
ulation given him thereof. 

Tuesday, 13. May, 1659. In the City HalL Present, the Heeren, 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevenson Cortland 

Jan Schryver appears in Court stating, that he tapped for the crew 
of the ship the Unicom under the promise, that they would pay him ; 
saying further, that the skipper promised to pay him for once, and that 
he spoke to him also for the balance, but will not agree to it, and the 
crew had promised not to leave before they had paid him, and that there 
is still a balance due him of fl. 210.19. 

Comelis Gerlofs also appears in Court demanding payment of the 



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crew of the Ufdcorn to the sum of fl. 91:12., which nine of the crew 
owe. 

Hans Dreper appears in Court requesting payment from the crew of 
the Unicorn to the amount of fl. 112:12 for nine men. 

Comelis Marssen, Factor of the Ship the Unicom^ with Corns de 
Bruyn appears in Court, to whom were communicated the Director Gen- 
eral and Council's Order, and for want of powder, they were allowed to 
pay in beavers, at one guilder the pound. 

Corns de Bruyn and Corns Marsen, Factor, offer to satisfy the City, 
and the skipper of the Unicorn says provided others do so, he will like- 
wise do so. 

Further, the skipper of the Unicorn is informed of the claim of the 
tapsters Against his sailors, Answers, had warned the tapsters not to tap 
any more for them, than he had answered for. 

Tapsters were ordered to settle with each one of the sailors, who are 
indebted to him and to take an obligation under their hand under prom- 
ise, that the skipper arriving in Holland may deduct the amount from 
their earned wages. 

Friday, 16*?" May, 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlandt. 

Jan Hendricksen Steelman appears in Coun ratifying with an oath 
at the hands of the President Burgomaster, the certificate granted in fa- 
vour of the wife of Pieter^Cock, executed before the Notary Mattheus de 
Vos and certain witnesses in date 15 May, 1659. Whereupon is made a 
declaration of Burgomasters as follows : — We Burgomasters and Regents 
of the City of Amsterdam in N. Netherland certify and declare, that Jan 
Hendricksen Steelman, Burgher and inhabitant here has confirmed by 
oath the declaration hereunto annexed executed in favour of Annetje 
Dircke, wife of Pieter Cock ; In testimony whereof the Presiding Burgo- 
master has ratified the same, the City Seal hereupon impressed, the I6'^ 
May 1659 in Amsterdam in N. Netherlands 

Was Signed, 

Marten Cregier. 
Lower Stood, 

Joannes Nevius, Secret^ 



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Joannes Verveelen appears in Court exhibiting the procuration of the 
widow of Willem Comelissen Schage, dated — 

Hans Dreper, Jan Schryver and Cornelis Gerlofs appear in Court, 
each declaring, that he received an obligation from the sailors of the 
Unicorn^ but that the skipper will not accept to pay it. 

The undernamed persons appear in Court requesting their small 
Burgher Right Claas Fellis mareschal, Glazier ; Isaacq Bedloo ; Jop 
Teunissen ; Andries Jeremias Spiringh ; Wouter Valck Jacob Hendrick- 
sen Haan ; Eghbert Meindersen ; Evert Mareschal, Joris Jorisen Ton- 
son van Ritfort ; Jonas Felber ; all of whom have taken their Burgher 
Oath. 

Friday, 27'^ June 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant 

The undernamed persons appear in Court requesting their small 
Burgher Right : — Carel Beauvois of Leiden, intending to keep school 
here ; Dirck Jansen from Oldenburgh ; Antony van Aalst. all of whom 
have taken the Burgher Oath. 

Whereas AUard Anthony has not yet rendered the acc^ of his admin- 
istration of City finances, an order is therefore sent him to his house, to 
deliver in the account by next Monday at nine O'Clock at the City Hall, 
at the Court of Burgomasters, as the General intends to send it to Holland 
by the ship the Trauw^ (the Faith). 

COMMISSION TO THE TREASURER PAULUS LEENDRRSEN VAN DER GRIFT. 

Whereas the Director General and Council of N. Netherland have 
been pleased to favour this City for its benefit, with a fourth part of the 
income and proceeds of the Beam, therefore the Burgomasters of this 
City have hereby authorized the Treasurer Paulus Leendersen Van der 
Grift to regulate with the Secretary Cornelis van Ruyven for the proceeds 
and income of the Beam, and to receive the money. Thus done and 
enacted in Amsterdam in N: Netherland at the Court of the Burgomasters 
of said City the 27*^ June 1659. 

Friday, 4*^ July 1659 ; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasius deSille, Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen CortlanC 

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fl. 200. are allowed him as a yearly present from the City ; an order on the 
Treasurer is also handed him for fl. 50 over and above, which he thank- 
fully accepts ; but requests as he has but few scholars as yet, that his 
salary may be somewhat increased, as the beginning entails great expence, 
saying whenever he gets 25 to 30 children to the school he shall serve for 
less salary ; but refers it to the discretion of the Magistrates. 

Pieter Pia, Nicolaas Joannes Bootsen, appear in Court, requesting 
the small Burgher Right, and have taken the Burgher oath. 

Reinier Pieterzen appears in Court saying, he lies at Pieter Wolfer- 
sen's house with Jacob Jansen Staat's goods. 

The bakers are allowed provisionally to charge 5 stivers for one lb of 
white bread. 

The Schout is ordered and authorized to go around with one of the 
Schepens to all the bakers and to take note of the weight of the loaf. 
Also, to close the shops of all those, who have not purchased their small 
Burgher Right ; whereunto a commission is granted him. 

Anthony de Milt requests by petition, that he may bake and sell the 
white lb loaf for 5 stivers. Apostille. Petitioner's request is granted 
provisionally and until further order. 

Govert Loockermans requests permission, to lay a drain to carry ofif 
the water from his lot. Apostille. After Burgomasters shall have made 
ocular inspection, their Worships Shall dispose of the matter according 
to circumstances. 

Friday, 11* July 1659 : In the City Hall. Present the Heeren, Mar- 
ten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Jan Jansen Brestee appears in Court complaining that Dirck Wessels 
has left his Service without leave, and without having served out his time ; 
and he has caused notice to be given him repeatedly to serve out his time, 
being yet six months ; but he will not do so ; requesting, that the afore- 
said Dirck Wessels be ordered to serve out his time. Burgomasters allow 
Jan Jansen Brestee to forbid Dirck Wessels, by the Court Messenger, his 
commenced work or trade, until he has given him satisfaction. 

Jan Maindersen appears in Court, requesting the small Burgher 
Right. Offering to earn the money fixed thereto, for the City, whenever 
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Paul us Leendersen van der Grift and Pieter Wolfersen van Couwen- 
hoven are hereby authorized to settle and arrange the difference between 
Augustyn Heermans and Jan Andriessen de Graaf and Gysbert Van 
Laenen cum sociis^ and to reconcile parties as much as possible. 

Dirck Wessels and Reinier Willerosen appear in Court, and Reinier 
Willemsen offers to pay next Monday or Tuesday his Burgher Right to 
the amount of fl. 25. in Sea want. 

Dirck Wessels is ordered to settle with Jan Jansen Van Brestee, as he 
has not served out his time, before he can pursue his handicraft or com- 
mence baking. 

Secretary Nevius is ordered to communicate the following to the 
skippers here lying in the roadstead : — 

Whereas Burgomasters and Schepens of this City of Amsterdam in 
N. Netherland have received from the Director General and Council, by 
appointment on their petition, authority to take from trades and skippers, 
for the erection of a Pier, and for the benefit thereof, 8 stivers per last for 
loading and discharging at the aforesaid Pier ; the smaller merchandize 
and goods in proportion ; whereof the skippers shall pay \ d. and the 
owners or receivers f d. Therefore each skipper at present lying in the 
road, or in the North River about to depart, is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to pay his due quota to the Treasurer of this City before his de- 
parture for the benefit of this City, on account of the accommodation 
received by them through the abovementioned Pier. Done Amsterdam 
in N. Netherland at the Court of the Burgomasters the 11^ July 1659. 
By order etc. 

Extract of the letter from the Hon*^* Lords Directors dated 13* February 
1659, to the Director General and Council of N : Netherland. 

The request your Honors made in favour of the written remonstrance 
for the granting there an enlarged freedom of foreign trade for the inhab- 
itants We have found, after examination, to be of importance and especial 
benefit to the aforesaid inhabitants there, but of no small consideration 
for the Company, as a larger door appears to be opened hereby to de- 
fraud it and to deprive it also of considerable revenue in this country, 
besides the interests, which may be claimed here by the government and 
particularly by this laudable City, whereby may appear to be diverted from 
here. Yet having reflected, that this may be a means to encourage every 

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one to agriculture, and that on its promotion and advancement sufficiently 
depend the prosperity and success of this country. We have, therefore, 
after mature deliberation, finally resolved, that the experiment, which 
should be made by Your Honors on our ratification, may be provisionally 
prosecuted, on the express condition that the ships which shall go thence 
to France, Spain, Italy, the Caribbean Islands and other countries, to 
vend and sell their cargoes of the produce of the country, salted fish, 
wares and merchandizes, shall be holden and bound to return directly 
with the freights, which shall be obtained therefrom, either here to this 
City, Amsterdam, or again to N. Netherland, the place of Your Honors* 
residence, in order to pay to your Hon? there, on the unloading and ex- 
change thereof such duties and recognitions, as the Company derives from 
them in this country. It is, likewise, for special reasons, decreed that no 
beavers, otters or other peltries shall be exported, except in ships, which 
are coming thence hither in a direct course. What further relates to the 
duties to be fixed on the exported agricultural products of the country, 
timber, wares, salted or dried fish, and whatever else may be prepared or 
found out by industry there, we would rather refer the matter to your 
Honors, as we are ignorant here what your English neighbours have en- 
acted hereupon in their own regard, and being fearful of committing 
herein some error through ignorance. Your Honors are therefore au- 
thorised to inform yourselves herein, and then, on communicating with 
the magistrates there, to fix thereon such reasonable duties, provisionally 
with our approbation, as shall be considered proper. Before we break off 
from this point we shall have again earnestly and in a friendly manner to 
recommend and charge you to pay and cause to be paid vigilant attention 
to the loading and discharge of such ships, so that the Company may not 
be defrauded through their good designs and intentions for the advantage 
of the inhabitants in general, nor be deprived any more of their revenue. 
We had heretofore considered the recommendation, made here at the 
request of the Burgomasters and some of the principal inhabitants that 
some feasible relief may be granted from the duty (Paght) on the N : 
Netherland tobacco ; and we have earnestly tried all possible means to 
exempt it entirely therefrom. But the difficulties and obstacles we en- 
countered, deprive us of the hope to be able to effect any thing therein. 
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press it, and earnestly endeavor to see, if such Services can finally be ac- ^ 

complished. Whenever these are successful we shall advise Your Honors. 

What regards the Petition of Burgomasters aforesaid, to the e£Fect J 

that six per cent additional may be laid on the weighing at the Beam, we 
do not consider the reasons adduced sufficient to justify a change ; for we 
perceive great objections to such change and alteration. The merchants 
there on purchasing tobacco and other wares, on which the English do 
not allow any rebate or discount, can make sufficient calculation, without 
any danger, thereupon ; as they doubtless do ; for every one is sufficiently 
knowing to his own interest and is therefore sufficiently alive and awake 
thereto. 

It is further ordered in the aforesaid letter by the Hon*^*" Lords Di- 
rectors abovementioned, that all real estate lying within this City of 
Amsterdam in New Netherland shall henceforth be sold by the City's 
Secretary, who shall receive therefore lo stiv : in the hundred over and 
above his fees for drawing and writing ; the purport whereof shall be 
more fully explained by the General verbally to the Burgomasters and 
Schepens. 

Understood, 

Agrees so far with the Letter. 

Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 15 July, 

A*? 1659. (Signed) C. Van Ruyven Sec' 

The Schout Nicasius deSille is hereby ordered and authorized to as- 
sist Salomon La Chair ; farmer of the Burgher Excise of wines and beer 
in visiting the cellars of the tapsters and all purchasers of liquers within 
this City. Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland, 23^ July, 1659. 

By Order of the Presiding Burgomast' 
Of the City aforesaid 

Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 

Comelis Barensen, baker, is hereby allowed and provisionally author- 
ized by the Burgomasters of this City to measure all grain and lime com- 
ing from without, and to receive as fee from one Burgher delivering to the 
other, according to the regulation to be given him thereof. Done Amster- 
dam in N : Netherland 28*^ July, 1659. 

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I thorized by the Burgomasters of this City, to receive from David Fercre 

I four hogsheads of tobacco for acc^ of Pieter Jacobzen Buys. Done Am- 

sterdam in N : Netherland the 12 : Aug^ i^SP- 

Friday, 8^ August 1659 : In the City Hall Present .the Heeren Olof 
Stevensen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 

The Burgomasters order their Secretary to give a minute to the Fire 
Wardens, ordering them to complete the fire ladders, fire hooks and to in- 
spect the buckets, whether they are tight and fit for use in time of need. 

Further to draft a petition from the instruction and regulation for the 
Vendu Master relative to the sale of real estate, and what to take for it, 
and to receive in case it be not sold. 

To furnish the Schout with a commission in the name of the Burgo- 
masters to notify Velthuysen, that he make, within three days, due inven- 
tory of the goods left by his dec^ wife and to deliver it to the Orphan 
Masters of this City, on pain for the first default. 

Salomon La Chair requests by petition, that some persons included in 
the petition may be questioned on interrogatives thereunto annexed. 
Whereupon Burgomasters resolve, that as it is an afiFair appertaining to the 
whole Bench, he must address himself to them, and therein declare or make 
known the reasons, why they should be examined on interrogatories ; if 
any smuggling offence has been committed. 

COMMISSION. 

The Schout Nicasius de Sille is hereby ordered and authorized by the 
Burgomasters of this City to notify Nicolaas Velt-huyzen, that he shall 
have to deliver within three days from date to the Orphan Masters of this 
City proper statement and inventory of the furniture, effects, debts and 
credits, left by his wife Janneken Willemsen dec? vacated and left by death, 
on pain of imprisonment. Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland, 19*^ Au- 
gust, 1659. By order &c. 

To the Right Hon**!* Director General and Council of N: Netherland. 
Right Honorable, 

Whereas the R- Hon^-* Lords Majors of this Province have beeD 
pleased according to Extract of the general Letter communicated to the 
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year, to grant to the Secretary of this City, the office of auctioneer of real 
estate within this City's jurisdiction, and it was therein allowed him to re- 
ceive 10 stiv : in the hundred above his draft and writing fees and that 
the purport thereof shall be more fully communicated verbally by the Di- 
rector General to the Burgomasters and Schepens ; and whereas some sales 
of real estate are approaching, and a house has been offered for sale, but 
not sold and the Vendu Master does not know, what he may take, both 
for writing, loss of time, whether sold or not ; also the emoluments apper- 
taining thereunto ; and also whether the Court Messenger must be paid out 
of the 10 stivers for his crying, as he has heretofore been from the pre- 
viously received provision of Vendues. The Burgomasters of this City 
therefore request that Your Honors may be pleased to grant explanations 
and instruction of the aforesaid, and to communicate to us petitioners how 
and in what manner the Hon^!* Lords Majors abovenamed have granted 
the office of auctioneer to the Secretary of this City ; how and to what 
e£Fect the Vendu Master shall have to regulate himself. 

Your petit" further request Your Hon^^, as You were pleased to favor 
this City in date 25*^ Feb^ 1658, with the fourth part of the income and 
revenue of the Beam, whereby this City may be at once relieved from the 
old and new debts, and the time of receiving the same is long since expired, 
for which purpose the petit"r* also sent their Treasurer to the Receiver of 
the Company's Revenues to receive the moneys from him ; who on being 
spoken to about it, gave for answer, that he had, as yet, no order to pay 
anything to the City on account of the Beam ; They therefore request 
Your Honors, to be pleased to give orders to the Receiver, to count out to 
our Treasurer of this City such monies as Your Honors may be pleased 
to allow this City from the proceeds of the Beam. Which doing, they are 
and remain Your Honors' subjects The Burgomasters of the City of Am- 
sterdam in N : Netherland. By order &c. 
Apostille. (Written in the Margin.) 

From the real estate which shall be sold by the City's Secretary in 
quality as Vendu Master, shall be taken and received 10 stiv: per C- From 
what is offered but not sold, half so much, unless he has previously agreed 
otherwise with the sellers. For writing of the conditions and notices, for 
each page of from 25 to 30 lines, each line of 30 to 36 letters, 30 stivers ; 
according to the Ordinance on Secretaries' fees dated January 25^ 1658. 



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The Messenger shall be paid by the seller and shall receive for putting up 
a house or lot amounting to one thousand guilders or under, li gl. and of a 
house or lot over looo gL four guild, whether it be sold or not What re- 
lates to the Beam ; the Lords Directors were written to, and the petitionrs 
were furnished with an extract of the Director General and Council's 
letter. Whereupon, before any alteration can be made therein, the opin- 
ion of the Hon^-' Lords Directors must be waited for. Done fort Amster- 
dam in N. Netherland the 21^ August 1659. Understood. 

By Order of the Hon**?* Director General and Council of N : 
Netherland 

(Signed) C. van Ruyven, Sec'^ 
Extract of a letter from the Hon**?* Director General and Council of N: 

Netherland to the Hon**?* Lords Directors of the Privileged West 

India Comp?^, Chamber at Amsterdam, dated 23 July 1659. 

The requested fourth part of the revenue of the beam is allowed to 
the Burgomasters only subject to your Hon*? ratification as can be seen 
by the petition and apostille thereof. But the effect thereof has not as 
yet followed. Your Honors being disinclined thereunto, we shall suspend 
the granting them the proceeds until your Honors further advice. 

(Understood) Agrees so far with the letter as herein stated, 

C. V. Ruyven; Secret^ 

Friday, 22""* August 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Olof Stevenzen Cortlandt, Marten Cregier. 

Tryntje van Haarlem appears in Court, who according to her allowed 
time, is asked, if she now knows, who told her that Anneken van Ruyten- 
beeck had sat in the house of Correction ? Answ: She forgets; 'twas 
said out of no malice, and that they were playmates. Such being told to 
Anneken, she answers and says, that she had repeated it and will know 
the man ; she can bring witnesses, as Joannes Vervelen, Meester Paulus 
and his wife; Geertruydt van Mullemen says that she also said so to 

the . Tryntie appearing, declares she knows nothing of Anneken 

and Geertruydt except what is honest and virtuous; which being com- 
municated to Anneken and Geertruydt, they request proof, that they had 
illtreated her and had sat in the house of Correction. Anneken and Ger- 
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in order to consult with honorable people; which is allowed them and re- 
tired. Gerrtniydt being informed thereof said she had rather see the 
affair laid aside. 

Jan Pietersen, woodsawyer, appears in Court; says he has another 
account against the City of four guilders, for riding timber; for which he 
is ordered to take a note from the president to the Treasurer. 

Friday, 30*!* August. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Olof 
Stevenzen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 

On Roelof Swartwout's petition requesting declaration, is apostilled: 
Petitioner is referred to the Director General and Council, as it does not 
concern this Court. 

Augustyn Heermans requests by Petition to lay out his garden; 
apostilled: — Petitioner shall first satisfy Allard Anthony for costs incurred 
on the garden and that done, he may lay out and sell the garden. 

The Schepen Hendrick Jansen van der Vin and Jacob Kip are 
hereby requested and authorized by the Burgomasters to go around with 
the Schout and regulate all such things, as the said Burgomasters ordered 
him to do in date 4^ July of the year 1659. 

Anneken van Ruttenburgh and Tryntie van Haarlem [appear in 
Court] and Anneken is asked, if she be resolved to lay the matter aside ? 
Answ: if it happen so; otherwise not: and demands, that Tryntje shall 
be confined to her room. The Schout as advocate of Anneken Rutten- 
burgh concludes, that Tryntie van Haarlem after sentence is pronounced, 
shall declare to have injured the pltf., and shall indemnify her honorably 
and profitably; — honorably, by falling on her bare knees here before the 
Court and begging pardon of the pltf. and justice; and profitably by pay- 
ing all such suras as etc., provided she declare, that she shall not do any 
further or equal injury on pltf. Moreover in a fine of jCS, flemish, de- 
manding costs. Tryntje van Haarlem was ordered to pay the Schout 
£2. Flemish. 

Pieter Hendrickzen, Under Turnkey, requests by petition some 
allowance from the City for his service. Apostille: — Petitioner is pro- 
visionally allowed yearly fl. 50. and if he behave well it shall be increased. 

Friday, 12*?* September, 1659; In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Olof Stevenzen Cortlant, Marten Cregier. 



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Abraham Verplanck appears in Court, saying he knows nothing of the 
merchandize his wife had of M^ Balthus; maintains therefore he is not 
subject to execution. 

Simon Turck appears by petition requesting, that Willem Pietersen 
shall be ordered by the Magistrates to be satisfied with the mortgage on 
the land in the Deutel Bay,* at the Mill-Kill, and further with the assign- 
ment and obligation. Apostille: — As it is a matter, which appertains to 
the whole Board, the petitioner must apply to it. 

Whereas the Captain of the Watch declares, that two of the watch 
have gone away; viz. Pieter Jansen Steeghaler and Jan Comilesen of 
Vlensburgh, therefore Andries Andriesen and Pieter Jansen of Weecken- 
dam were appointed in their places. 

The following notice was affixed in the last of September: — 

The Director General and Council of N : Netherland hereby make 
known to every one, who is able and willing to serve for the protection of 
the country and destruction of the Indians, whether on monthly wages or 
as Volunteers for plunder, to apply to the Direct' General or the fiscal de 
Sille, or to Captain-Lieutenant Briant Nuton, who shall give correct in- 
formation to all. Let it be proclaimed abroad. 

Was Under Signed P: Stuyvesant. 
To the Honble Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in N. 

Netherland. 

Being assured, that your Hon"? are sufficiently acquainted with the 
low condition of this City, through the constant complaints of our fellow 
Burghers, some of whom have fled from their lands and houses and come 
here in poverty seeking to gain a living; others, who have endeavored to 
help them, reduced to the same condition, so that the debts they have 
contracted from year to year among this poor Commonalty we believe 
amounts to more than one hundred thousand guilders more than they can 
pay; some of them having lost life and property in the year 1655 in the 
Indian troubles and now, thirdly, some have left their lands and houses 
through dread of being destroyed : Therefore, we are bound in con- 
science not to see any one of our Netherlands Nation perish through 

* Deutel, now Turtle. Bay was on the East R. betw. 45*^ and 48*^; Str. The MQl Ki! 
was a stream, which had its course about 68*^ Str. and Columbus Avenue, thence follow, 
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poverty, but constantly to sustain and aid him, whether by disbursement 
of money, provisions or by new advances of goods, which they so doing 
can not pay — now nor never: That then all comes on the Burghers who 
have still any means ; which has so harassed us from year to year, that it 
is impossible to benefit so many that each shall receive like justice; being 
already burthened beyond any other Colony and Townspeople with ex- 
cessive heavy day and night watch; Yea, even every night — also with 
voluntary services against enemies at divers times for the public service, 
from which publick burthens all surrounding places have been exempt. 
And especially the Scots or traders, who trade through and fro with the 
ships, and take all the profit out of the country, selling every thing for 
cash (for which the old inhabitants must wait) without having to bear any 
burthens; Which the inhabitants, who are among us cannot overcome, 
unless your Hon'^ induce the Director General and Supreme Councillors 
to grant to us, who are here Burghers in Amsterdam in N: Nether- 
land : — 

First. 

The Burgher Right in all places here in N. Netherland under the 
authority of the Hon^ West India Company. 

Secondly. 

That he, who is Burgher here and departs out of, or into the Country 
for a year and six weeks may retain his Burgher Right provided he, at 
least, keep a free room, fire and light here. 

Thirdly. 

That no one coming first from Holland can go to Fort Orange or 
other places with Cargoes to trade there with the Indians or Christians, 
unless he first shall have obtained his Burgher Right here. 

Fourthly. 

That no man be a Burgher here, except such as promise to remain in 
this country 3 years; or otherwise that they pay for their Burgher Right 
one thousand guilders, which we think reasonable for those who come 
here with cargoes. 

Fifthly. 

We also request, that the privileges allowed us on the subject of 
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We trust then erexy thing will prosper and that we shall do good 
service not only to jotir Honors, bat to onr beloved Fatherland. 

We remain jonr Honors* Subjects. 
(Was Signed) 

Paulus Leenders vander Grift, Allaid Anthony, 

Joannes de Peister, Comelis Steenwyck, 

S: Verlett, Govert Loockermans, 

Jacob Backer, Nicolaas Meyer, 

Jacob Strycker, Pieter Rudolf ns, 

Joannes van der Meulen, Reinier Rycken, 

Hendrick vander Wall, Cosseau, 

Daniel Van Donck, Jan Dousy, 

Jacob Kip, Isaack Grevenut, 

Pieter Comelissen vander Veen, Gerrit Van Tright, 

apostille: 
I. 
Director General and Council adjudge and decree, that by virtue of 
the Staple Right granted to this City by the Hon^^ Lords Directors in the 
General Exemptions; also by virtue of the Burgher Right granted to the 
inhabitants in date 2* February 1657; the Burghers and inhabitants shall 
have the right to trade and do business with all Christians and Barbarians 
throout the entire District of New Netherland. 

2. 
The second request answers itself; as no man loses his freedom in 
any place, so long as he keep fire and light. 

Regarding the Third. The Director General and Council decree 
and order hereby, conformably to the order and letters of the Hon*?* 
Lords Directors, dated 12 March 1654 that no newly arriving Scots or 
traders shall sell 'or introduce any goods or merchandize within the Dis- 
trict of N: Netherland unless he keep an open store here and hath 
obtained his Burgher Right. 

4. 
The Fourth point is disallowed as being contrary to the order of the 

Hon^)* Lords Patroons abovementioned, and prejudicial to this place. 



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5- 
What the Hon^ Lords Directors have granted on the fifth request 

respecting the foreign trade, to the good inhabitants of this Province, an 
extract thereof is communicated to the Burgomasters and Schepens, who 
can publish and affix, that when opportunity offers, if they deem such 
proper. Done Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland the 31^ January A? 
1660. 

(Was signed) P: Stuyvesant. 
Lower Stood, By order of the Hon''.** Director 

Gen*l and Council of N. Netherlandt. 

Was Signed, C. V. Ruyven, Scc^ 
Every one is hereby notified, that if any one have any claim against 
the absconding Comelis Willemsen, carpenter, he make the same known 
within 14 days from date 4 Novf to Comelis Pluyvier and Josep Waldron 
as curators of the Court of this City, appointed thereunto. 

Under Stood — Proclaim it forth! 
To the Right Hon''.** General and Council of New Netherland. 
R? Hon*^ 
The presiding Burgomaster of this City Amsterdam in N : Netherland 
respectfully represents to your Honors, that a certain remonstrance here- 
unto annexed has been handed him signed by some Burghers, representing 
the low condition and constant complaints continually made to them from 
some, who have fled from their houses and lands endeavoring to assist them- 
selves in their poverty, not being able to pay what they obtained on credit 
from the one and the other; as the said remonstrance more fully sets forth ; 
requesting him, the petitioner, in his quality to endeavor to obtain with all 
respect from your Honors, that you would please to favor the Burghers 
with the Burgher Right in all places included in the Hon''^ West India 
Company's District of N: Netherland, and so on to 4 or 5 points set forth 
in said Remonstrance. But as respects the Fourth point, should it be too 
high for the payment of the Burgher Right for the Scots, or those trading 
over and hither, they submit the same to your Honors wise council and 
pleasure. And whereas he, the petr, is assured by your Hono*:*, that 
your Honors have nothing in view but the welfare of your Hon*? subjects 
and the prosperity of this place depending under your Honors directions, 
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MatnhatUn« which the Hon^ West India Company is reserving for their 
OAonitf your petition^, therefore turns to your Honors, in the name and 
at the request of the petitioners, beseeching your Honors in all dutiful- 
ncs« U) be pleased to consider what the petitioners set forth in their 
rtrmonstrance and what ever should result therefrom; to favour their 
petitioners in what they request in all humility and according to their 
knowledge for the good of this place and its inhabitants, not doubting but 
all shall be brought into a better state. But I commend the matter to 
your Honors wise and fatherly care. Remaining, meanwhile, Hon*^ 
I^ords, 

Your Honors Subject, 
The Presiding Burgomaster of the City aforesaid. 

By order of the Same, 
Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 
Done Amsterdam in N: Netherland the 5*!* Novembf 1659. 

Friday, 7*!* Novemb' 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Presiding 
HurgomaNter Olof Stevenzen Cortlant. 

Harent Jacobzen Cool, Crein Jacobs, Toussein Bryel appear in Court 
declaring, on being asked their experience in their quality, that Jan Cor- 
nclii** of Vlensburgh has again returned to his duty as carrier of beer and 
the a|ipendagcs thereto, and that they have scarcely over six guilders per 
werki and at this time when there are no ships, they can well perform the 
duties ; and as it is necessary one among them should be head, the Bur- 
gomaNtcr chose thereunto Barent Jansen Cool, he being the oldest. 

Isaack Abrahamsen appears in Court, who is informed, as he applies 
(or the office of beer carrier etc, that the beer carriers declare, they can 
canity do the work, it is so trifling; requesting it may remain to them as 
yet. 

Uaack Abrahamsen, Burger and inhabitant here, is hereby granted 
the office of beer carrier and porter at the beam, and authorized to labour 
with other beer and beam porters at the publick store and dependancies 
therts^f, acconling to ordinance thereof being, as he has taken the Oath 
of l^delity at the hands of the Schout. In testimony whereof this is 
»i|tne%l by the Heer presiding Burgomaster the 12* Novemb-' 1659 in Am- 
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Friday, 14* Novembf 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Hendrick Jansen Vander Vin appears in Court requesting, that a 
Churchwarden be appointed with him instead of Pieter Tonneman. 
Whereupon Nicasius de Sille and Pieter Rudolfus are put in nomination. 

Secretary Nevius is ordered to make two acts for Salomon La Chair 
and Gerrit Hendrickzen, both farmers (of the excise) fully to satisfy and 
pay the Treasurer the rent within three weeks, on pain of immediate 
execution. 
Honorable, Valiant, 

Whereas Pieter Tonneman, Churchwarden of this City, has departed 
hence to Fatherland in the ship the Moesman, and the office is conse- 
quently vacant; and whereas it is necessary the place should be again 
filled, the Burgomasters therefore propose to your Honors for this purpose 
a double nomination to select therefrom one in the place of the above- 
named Church Warden: — ^to wit — 

Nicasius de Sille, 
Pieter Rudolfus. 
Requesting your Honors to be pleased to elect from them such as your 
Hon*^ may please; and Remain Rt Honble your Hon*? Subjects, 

The Burgomasters of the City Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 
By order of the Same, Joannes Nevius, Sec?^ 

Gerrit Hendrickzen, Farmer of the Excise on all Slaughtered Cattle; 
Salomon La Chair, Farmer of the Excise of wines and beer consumed 
within this City's jurisdiction; 

You are hereby notified by the Burgomasters of this City fully to 
satisfy and pay the Treasurer the balance remaining due for the rent of 
the abovenamed Excise, and that within three weeks time at farthest 
from the date hereof, on pain of immediate execution. Done at the 
Court of Burgomasters in the City Hall, Amsterdam in N: Netherland 14 
Novf 1659. 

Friday, 21V Novembr 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen van Cortlant. 

The Burgomasters resolved to send an order to Jacques Corteljau, as 
follows: — 



238 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1659 

Jacques Corteljau is hereby ordered to furnish the Burgomasters of 
this City a memorandum of the breadth of each lot situated on each side 
of the Heere Graght as far as it extends ; which lots you have measured 
in presence of the Burgomasters. 

Further resolved, that Hendrick van Bommel shall fill provisionally 
and until further order the office of Public Crier, for the term of one 
month: — He is therefore ordered to affix public notices, to notify the 
same. 

NOTICE. 

Is hereby given to all and every who has use of the Public Crier, to 
apply to Hendrick van Bommel who shall attend to the same. 

Paulus Leendersen vander Grift appears in Court stating, that he 
missed two pieces of linen and suspects some one with whom a lost kettle 
is found; requesting therefore, in consequence of such indications that 
the Officer be authorized to visit the house where the aforesaid kettle 
made its appearance, to see if the lost linen be there. 

The Schout Nicasius de Sille appearing in Court, the complaint and 
request of Paulus Leendersen van der Grift are communicated to him; 
Who says he is ready whenever a Warrant is furnished him. 

WARRANT. 

The Schout Nicasius de Sille is hereby authorized and ordered by the 
Burgomasters to go and visit, in the presence of Schepen Joannes van 
Brugh, accompanied by the Secretary and Court Messenger, the house, 
chests and cases standing at the Churchyard, where one of the General's 
soldiers named Hendrick N. at present lives; and what goods are therein. 
Done in Court etc. By order etc. 

Stoffel Mighielsen appears in Court. The Schout de Sille institutes 
his action against him, because he has for the 4 or 5 days past been going 
around calling out, that Nicolaas Velthuyzen should take his wife back 
on pain of the severest punishment; saying he has an order from superior 
authority. The Schout concludes, that he, for his committed fault shall 
be placed at the stake, where justice is administered and there whipped; 
to be further broken of his office and banished the Country. Stoffel 
Mighielzen having communication of the same, says he was drunk and 
knows nothing of it. Being asked by whose authority he so acted ? 



i6s9l Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. 239 

Answers, no person authorized him. Burgomasters having considered 
the demand of the Schout on and against Stoffel Mighielsen for and on 
account of crimes by him committed, which cannot be tolerated in a 
place where justice is administered; break the aforesaid Stoffel Mighiel- 
sen of his office, keeping open the action the Schout shall institute 
against him. 

The Schout represents in writing the complaints of several traders 
and Burghers against the beer carriers and porters at the Beam ; request- 
ing the same may be looked into. 

Saturday, 22^ Novemb^ i^59- In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Jurrien Blanck and Isack Greveraet being summoned by Burgo- 
masters appear in Court and are informed of the reasons of their being 
summoned namely — to see, if Burgomasters cannot bring about an 
arrangement between them, and they are asked, what their intention is, 
and if they can come to an understanding. Jurrien Blanck answers; as 
Isaacq Greveraat has requested copy of the demand to answer thereunto, 
that the suit shall take its course, or that Greveraat shall make amends 
for the injury done his wife honorably and profitably, as his wife demands. 
After many arguments of parties among each other, they were asked by 
their Worships, if they would consent to lay the suit aside or not ? 
Greveraat answers. Yes; to which Jurrien Blanck cannot agree, but to 
proceed with his suit against his party. 

Friday, 28* Nov? 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Nicasius de Sille, Marten Cregier, Olof Steven van Cortlant. 

Barent Jacobsen Cool, Crein Jacobsen, Toussein Brieel, Isaack 
Abrahamsen appear in Court, who are informed of the complaints of the 
traders according to the remonstrance of the Schout, that they are un- 
willing to carry the salt and other things, included in the remonstrance — 
Whereupon Barent Jacobs Cool answers in the name of the others, that 
they were prevented by the departure of the General; also, they never 
carried salt nor ever pretended to do so and other excuses. Burgo- 
masters order them to keep the Bridge clean, and that notices be affixed, 
what those shall have to pay, who lay wood on the Bridge; and they were 



240 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1659 

allowed to do what was asked of them, when they have nothing to do at 
the Beam ; and are ordered to be found at the Beam, or to leave word, 
where they can be found; which they promise. 

This date Isaack Abrahamsen has taken the Oath of fidelity as Beam 
and Beer porter and Public Store Labourer. 

It is further ordered on the request and remonstrance of the Schout 
Nicasius de Sille that notices be affixed as follows: — 

Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N: Netherland hereby 
give notice to those, who claim their Burgher right, whether small or great, 
and have no freedom of the City, that they shall procure and receive the 
same within fourteen days from this date, $^ December of this year 1659, 
being the 19^ and 20^ of the same month, Friday and Saturday, when 
the Burgomasters shall sit at this City Hall from nine o'Clock in the 
morning until Noon. On pain, failing therein, of not being able to 
carry on any business, whatever the same may be. 

Under Stood Let the one proclaim it to the other! 

The Court resolved to speak to the General about the Harbour 
Masters ship. 

Sieur Timotheus Gabry and Jacques Cousseau are hereby authorized 
and qualified to examine, in presence of Hendrick Jansen vander Vin 
appointed by the Presiding Burgomaster, the payment, which Jan Pieter- 
sen has to claim from Jacobus Vis for a quantity of salt, which the above- 
named Vis brought from the abovenamed Jan Pietersen, whether it be 
merchantable ; if not to appraise and value it, and to reconcile parties. 
Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland 28^ Novemb' 1659. 

By Order of the Presiding Burgomaster of the City aforesaid, 

J: Nevius, Secre*?^ 

Friday, 12*^ Decemb' 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heercn 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Burgomasters order Notice regarding the Bridge to be affixed to the 
Beam; as follows: — 

Whereas the Pier or Bridge must be kept clean, each and every one, 
who brings fire wood or any other thing there, is hereby notified to pay to 
the Weighhouse Porters 2 stiv: per hhd pieces of wood, and the rest in 
proportion. 



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ORDER TO THE MARSHAL. 

The Marshal, Mattheus de Vos, is hereby ordered and authorized by 
the Burgomasters of this City, to notify the Farmers, Gerrit Hendricksen 
van Harderwyck and Salomon La Chair, to pay within eight days pre- 
cisely to the Treasurer of this City their arrears of Farm money, on pain 
of immediate execution. Done etc. 

The Marshal, Mattheus de Vos, requests that he may proceed with 
the execution on and against Simon Hermsen; which is allowed him. 

Pieter, the Turnkey, appears in Court, requesting some money on 
his allowed yearly salary. Is answered; the year has not yet expired; 
also there is no money in the Treasury; therefore, he must wait a little, 
until something come into the Treasury. 

Friday, 19*!* Decemb' 1659. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

This date several took out their certificates as Freemen, as the same 
is noted by the presiding Burgomaster. 

Salomon La Chair and Comelis Pluyvier appear in Court; Salomon 
La Chair demanding four and twenty guilders, eleven stivers from Cor- 
nelis Pluyvier for excise. Wliereunto Pluyvier answers, he has sold 
eleven ankers; demanding Burgher privilege. Salomon La Chair replies 
and says, that the Burghers were not allowed any licence to sell. Bur- 
gomasters say they will consider the case. 

Pieter de Noorman's wife appears in Court; requests, that the Magis- 
trates will appoint two arbitrators on a difficulty between her husband 
and Jan Comelissen the Zealander regarding a wagon road; whereunto 
are appointed and authorized Thomas Hal and Dirck the Noorman 
according to Commission. 

Salomon La Chair requests by petition time for the fulfillment and 
pajrment for his arrears of farm money. Apostille: — Petitioner was at 
farthest allowed a month's time, on condition in the meantime of paying 
so much to the Treasurer as he can bring up to the effectual payment up 
to the month: and in default thereof prompt execution. 

Saturday, 20*^ December 1659; In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Nicasius de Sille, Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

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242 Administrative Minufes of New Amsterdam. [1659 

Jan Janzen de Jongh, being sent for by Schout and Burgomasters, 
appears in Court, and is told, that the Deacons going around to take up 
the Poor-boxes had been to his house, and represent, that they found 
little or nothing therein ; and whereas Aaltje Barens served at the wed- 
ding at his house and is a notorious thief, he is therefore asked what he 
knows about it. He answers, that he has spoken to Claas his Negro with 
sharp words and threats about it, suspecting such was done by him, and 
that the negro told him, that he saw the abovenamed Aaltje stand on the 
table and turn the box upside down ; also saw Aaltje take candles and 
other things during the wedding; and further declares, that he going to 
Breuckel to be married there, gave the key of the chest to Claas van 
Elslandt the Younger, who gave it to Claas the Negro, and it got into 
the aforesaid Aaltje' s hands, and that he, after the wedding was over, 
opening the chest and looking after the property, found some things 
missing, as new linen Caps and a linen bonnet; but cannot say, who did 
it; Whereupon he takes his departure. 

This date again, divers have taken out their Burgher papers; entered 
by the Presiding Burgomast? 

Tuesday, 23? Decemb' 1659: In the City Hall. Present the Heercn 
Nicasius de Sille, Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant, Paulus Leen- 
derzen van der Grift. 

This date divers more took out the Burgher papers, which are signed 
by the Presiding Burgomaster. 

Wednesday, 24 Decembr 1659: In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Nicasius deSille, Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant, 
Paulus Leenderzen vander Grift. 

Burgomasters resolved to write a letter to Jacob Alricx to send back 
the bell which D? Welius had borrowed provisionally from this City, as 
they had need of the same. 

Burgomasters further resolved to furnish Allard Anthony with the 
following order: — 

Allard Anthony is requested by the Burgomasters of this City to de- 
liver to their W: with the least possible delay the ace' of the Treasurer- 
ship of this City, and should he not find the Secretary's ace- respecting 



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the estate of Joghim Pietersen Cuyter dec^, to be pleased to credit the 
estate of the aforesaid Joghim Pietersen and debit the Treasury with the 
receipt, the same being expected without delay. Done 24^ Decemb' 1659. 
Honourable, Valiant Sir, 

Whereas a l^ell was given to Dora? Welius by form of a loan and for 
the accommodation of the Colony of New-Amstel, to use the same there 
provisionally, until it be asked back, and this City having again need for 
it, we request your Honor, to send it back to us by the first opportunity, 
which shall be to us an act of friendship. May God the Lord long pre- 
serve your Honf in health and prosperous government and a happy New 
Year. Remaining Your Hon*? affectionate friends. The Burgomasters of 
the City of Amsterdam in N. Netherland. 

Under Stood By order of the Burgomasters of the City aforesaid, 

(Was Signed) Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 

At the Side Stood, Done Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 30*^ 
Decemb' 1659. 

The Superscription was: Honourable, Valiant, Wise, Prudent very 
Discreet Jacob Alricx, Director of the Colony of New Amstel, situate in 
the South River. 

Friday, 2^ January, 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Mattheus deVos, Marshal, is hereby ordered and authorized by the 
Burgomasters of this City to proceed with the Execution against Gerrit 
Hendricksen van Harderwyck for his arrears on the rent for excise. 

Burgomasters of this City having examined the remonstrance and de- 
mand of Burger Jorissen on the award of Mighiel Jansen and Tomas Hal 
appointed by the Court of this City as arbitrators over the question 
between Hans Vos and Burger Jorissen, and having considered it against 
the award, again refer the case in question to Mighiel Jansen and Tomas 
Hal, adding as umpire Paulus Leendersen Van der Grift, definitively to 
decide, if possible the aforesaid question; if not, to report their proceed- 
ings to the Court. Done, Amsterdam, etc. 

Friday afternoon, i6*^ January, 1660; In the City Hall. Present 
the Heeren Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 



244 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [i66a 

M- Hermen van Hooboocke requests by petition, that he may receive 
an allowance from the City, as he is behind hand with the building of the 
School, and for divers other reasons set forth in the petition ; on which 
petition is apostilled : — Petitioner is allowed to receive his current year's 
salary, which shall be paid him at a more convenient season on an Order 
of the Burgomasters on the Treasurer, and his allowance henceforth i» 
abolished. 

Jan Gillisen Koeck appears in Court, asking if the Magistrates are 
satisfied with his services for the City ? Whereupon is answered, Yes. 
Requests therefore to know what their Worships will please to allow him 
for his service ? Which service being considered by the Burgomasters, 
they have, provisionally, raised his salary from fifty guilders to one hun- 
dred, provided he remain in the Treasurer's employ and collects the 
City's revenue, and does whatever duties appertaining to the City. 

Burgomasters resolve to send the following Notification and Order 
to Salomon La Chair: — 

Salomon La Chair — By petition dated 19^ December 1659, you re- 
quested some delay to pay the Treasurer of this City the Arrearages of 
excise rent, and by order on the said petition a month's time was granted 
you ; paying, meanwhile, to the Treasurer abovenamed so much in 
diminution of the aforesaid rent, as you can contribute until the expira- 
tion of aforesaid time. Wherein you have remained in default up to the 
present time. You are therefore expressly ordered and charged to satisfy 
and pay unto the Treasurer within the time of thrice four and twenty 
hours from the date underwritten, without any longer delay, the said 
Arrears; or in default thereof execution shall issue without giving any^ 
more time. Done, Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 19^ January, 1660. 
By Order etc. 

Monday, 26*^ January, 1660; In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Salomon La Chair appears in Court and requests, that their Worships 
will be pleased to consider the expedition to Esopus, to enjoy an abate- 
ment on the rent due, whereas the consumption in the taverns was during 
that time but small; requests also prolongation of time, saying some have 
promised him to pay something, hoping to pay over to the City in a. 



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month or two, seven to eight hundred guilders, on account of the Paeht 
{rent). 

Saturday 31^ January 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Olof Stevensen van Cortlant. 

Allard Anthony appears in Court giving an ace- of his administration 
in quality as Treasurer of the Cities domains, which is examined by 
Burgomasters. 

Jan Reindersen Spits, Gunner here, appears in Court, to whom is 
promised an order next week after the election on the Treasurer for the 
trouble, he has been at for the City. 

Saturday, 7*^ February, 1660. In the City Hall. Present the 
Heeren Burgomasters, Marten Cregier, Allard Anthony. 

Olof Stevensen Van Cortlant and Paulus Leendersen vander Grift 
appear in Court, and Paulus Leendersen van der Grift renders an ace! of 
his Treasurership regarding the City's domains (Revenue) delivering the 
papers relating to these to Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Claas Tysen appears in Court, requesting payment of fl. 150. pursuant 
to assignment of the Treasurer on Gerrit Hendricksen, Farmer, for a 
claim he has against the City. Burgomasters order Gerrit Hendricksen 
Van Harderwyck to pay Claas Tysen the fl. 150. according to assignment 
given Claas Tysen on him. 

Burgomasters order, that Jacques Corteljau be directed to hand in to 
Burgomasters a list of the measurement of the lots situate on both sides 
of the Heeren Graght. 

Also that a Commission be drawn up for Oloff Stevensen Cortlant 
respecting his Treasurership. 

Teunis Cray and David Wessels appear in Court and request, that 
they may sell the goods of David Deele, taken by inventory, and attached 
for a claim, they have against aforesaid David Deele. Petitioners are 
allowed their request, on condition of rendering to Burgomasters a 
memorandum of the proceeds thereof. 

Burgomasters nominated Olof Stevensen Cortlant and Pieter van 
Couwenhoven, that one of them may be chosen by the Director General 
and Council, as Orphan Master in the place of Allard Anthony, late 
Orphan Master and actual Burgomaster. 



246 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1660 

LETTER TO JAN FORBIS. 

Jan Forbis — Whereas you have as yet failed to convey in due form 
to Pieter Jansen Trynburgh, commonly called Pieter the Noorman, the 
land you sold to the aforesaid Pieter Jansen and for which you received 
pajrment; and Pieter Jansen has sold the land again to Jan Comelisen 
the Zealander, and Jan Comelisen demands the deed of said land from 
him; And whereas Pieter Jansen has received as yet no deed from you, 
therefore cannot give any conveyance; you are in consequence hereby 
ordered and charged by the Presiding Burgomaster to come immediately 
hither and to convey the aforesaid land to the abovenamed Pieter Jansen, 
and in default thereof to bear all the costs that may accrue thereon. 
Whereby You have to regulate Yourself. Done Amsterdam in N : Neth- 
erland 7^ Feb?" 1660. 

By Order of the Presiding Burgomaster of the City abovenamed. 

Joannes Nevius, Sec?" 

Friday, 13* February, 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Allard Anthony. 

Olof Stevensen Cortlant and Paulus Leenderzen Vander Grist appear 
in Court. 

Rendered into Court the account of expences for making and sheeting 
the Heere Graght (the Canal) within this City, and it was found that on 
both sides of the canal each resident, or occupant of a lot, shall pay in 
discharge of said expences on so much as he possesses, the sum of Forty 
guilders in Zewant per rod, and the foot in proportion,* according to the 
measurement of the sworn surveyor Jacques Corteljou, hereunder speci- 
fied: — 

Hans Dreper i.io . . . . fl. 73. — 



Hendrick [Willemsen] the Baker 5.4^ 

Teunis Cray 2.^ 

Burgomast' Olof Stevensen Cortlant 2.4 

Frerick Lubberzen 4.3^ 



214.17. 
81.13. 

934. 
171.11. 



* This assessment affected only the lots on Broad Str. between Pearl and Bearer. 
Hans Dreper*s was on the West side between Pearl and Bridge ; the following lots were 
on the same side, G. Comelis' extending from Market field to Beaver. The others were 
on the East side of Broad Str. 



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Burgomast- Olof Stevensen Cortlant 1.9 

Pieter Menist* i.io 

Gerrit Jansen Roos 2. 

Reinhout Reinhoutsen 4. 

Coenraat ten Eyck 2.2} 

David Wessels i.io^ 

Pieter van Naarden 1.9^ 

Guiliam Cornelis 3.5^ 

Joghim Beekman 2.1 ij 

Jacob Backer 4.1 

Jan Rutgersen 2.5 

Abraham (Jansen) the Carpenter 3.1 

Adriaen Vincent 6.10 

Jacob van Couwenhoven 6.6^ 

Cornelis Melein 4.7 

Hendrick Jansen Van der Vin 4.7^ 



69.14. 

73 — 
80.— 

160. — 

88.5. 

74.13- 
71.7. 
138.3. 

117.19. 
163.6. 

96.10. 

123.6. 

273. 
261.9. 

183.2. 

185.— 



fl. 2792.19. 



Burgomasters of this City do hereby authorize and qualify the 
Treasurer Olof Stevensen Cortlant to collect and receive from the above- 
mentioned persons in payment of the expences incurred in making up 
and sheet piling the Canal (Heere Graght)^ as follows : — (as above 
specified.) 



Friday, 27*?* February 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Allard Anthony. 

Resolved in Court to write a letter to Alexander d*Hinojosse, to 
send back the bell, given him by form of a loan ; and it reads as fol- 
lows: — 
Copy. 

Honourable, Valiant Sir, 

We requested on the 30* Decembr 1659 by letter to Mr Jacob Alricx 
dec"? a bell given to Dom? Everhardus Welius dec"! by form of loan 
for the accommodation of the Colony of New Amstel, to be used there 
provisionally until again demanded, and this City being greatly in want of 

* Abbreviated for Mennonist. 



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248 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [i«o 

it, that his Hon' would be pleased to have the same returned to us, and to 
■end it over by the first opportunity; and it afterwards pleased God the 
Lord to take Mr. Alricx out of this world; We therefore request your 
Honor to send us back the said bell by the first opportunity; if possible 
by the bearer hereof, Mr. Jacobus Backer, Schepen of this City, whereby 
an act of friendship shall be done us. Remaining Your Honors friends. 
The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

At the Side Stood; Amsterdam in N. Netherland the 37? February 
1660. 

The Superscription was: — Honourable, Wise, Prudent and Very 
Discreet Mr. Alexander d'Hynojossa Capl Lieutenant, of the Colony 
New Amstel, Situate on the South River. 

Coenraat ten Eyck and Reinhout Reinhoutsen appear in Court, are 
informed of the expences of making the Canal {gragfU) and told they 
roust each pay their quota, and to hand over the same whenever the 
Treasurer sends for it. Whereupon they answer; they derive no profit 
from the Canal, but finally promise to do as others. 

Wemaar Wessels appears in Court as attorney of his mother Metje 
Wessels; who demands payment of the judgment pronounced between his 
mother and Hendrick van der Walle against the above named Van der 
Walle; and that the monies be brought in consignment. Whereupon, the 
Marshal is ordered to put these in execution. 

Burgomasters direct an order to be made, instructing each one resid- 
ing along the beach of the East River, to build up and raise their sheet 
piling higher within the space of six weeks; under a penalty of five and 
twenty guilders. 

Jan Jansen Hagenaar appears in Court; asks if there be any thing 
else to do, as all that he was ordered is done ? He is ordered to look up 
the City ladders and to make a shed, to keep the ladders under. 

Jan Jansen requests a deed of his lot bought from the City. 

Hendrick (Willemsen), the baker and Joghim Beeckman appearing 
in Court, are informed of the expences of the Ifeere Graght (the Canal) 
•nd told, that they shall have to pay their quota as well as the rest, when 
the treasurer sends for it, and that Reinhout Reinhoutsen and Coenraat 
ten Kyck were also informed thereof and promised to do like others. 
Jogfiirti fieeckman answ : He has no benefit of the Graght; and Hen- 



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drick says, that when the Canal was making, he had leisure to come him- 
self and work at it, and it is a very difficult time to earn anything, and 
has nothing. But after much talk they say, they will do, what is to be 
done. 

Resolved and Concluded in Court, that those who live on the Heere 
Graght shall have to pay to the Treasurer within one month from this, 
one fourth part of their assessment for the payment and regulation of the 
expences incurred in the aforesaid Graght^ according to calculation made 
on the 13'!* February last. 

It was also directed, that an order be sent to Sieur Joannes Van 
Brugh to pay his assessment to the Treasurer Olof Stevensen Cortlant. 

Salomon La Chair appearing in Court was notified, that there must 
be money to pay his arrears of the farming. Answers; What can I do ? 
And is ordered to find means, which he promises to do. 

Whereas Nicolaes Langevelthuyzen has gone away and absconded 
from here, and as the Officer, as Orphan Master of this City, has taken 
some of his goods and brought them to the City Hall attached by him 
and the Creditors, and by order of the Court the goods were kept in his 
house, whereby great costs are incurred to the injury of the creditors: 
B.urgomasters and Schepens for the further prevention thereof, authorize 
and qualify hereby Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and Joannes de 
Peister, Orphan Masters of this City, to sell the said attached goods forth- 
with for the best advantage of Court and creditors; to bring the Monies 
proceeding therefrom in consignment to the secretary of this City, of 
which the Court will then dispose further. Done Amsterdam in N: 
Netherland the 27H* February 1660. By Order etc. 

Mattheus deVos, the Marshal, is hereby authorised and ordered by 
the Presiding Burgomaster to notify Salomon La Chair, that he shall 
satisfy and pay his arrears of farm money to Oloff Stevens Cortlant, 
Treasurer of this City, within three day from date and in default thereof 
the Marshal is ordered to levy execution on him. Done Amsterdam in 
New Netherland the lo*!* March 1660. 

By Order of the Burgomaster of the City aforesaid, 

Joannes Nevius, Sed^ 

The Marshal is hereby ordered and authorized by the Presiding 
Burgomaster of this City, to ask Salomon La Chair if the arrears of farm 



250 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [1660 

money be ready to be immediately paid to the Treasurer Olof Stevensen 
Cortlant; and in default thereof the Marshal is authorized to inventory 
his goods and to levy execution thereon. Done Amsterdam in N: 
Netherland 23!* March 1660. By order as above. 

Mr. Paulus Van de Beeck, Farmer of the Burgher Excise of Beer and 
Wine to be consumed within this City's jurisdiction, is hereby ordered by 
the Presiding Burgomaster of City to give bill of excise to Eghbert Van 
Borssum, on paying for the same, for what either of beer or wines he or 
any of his enters; and if you have any claim against him, you can insti- 
tute your action before the Court of this City. Done Amsterdam in New 
Netherland the 23^ March 1660. 

By Order of the same as above. 

Oloff Stevensen Cortlant is hereby allowed by the Presiding Burgo- 
master to let Eghbert Van Borssum have the ton of beer, which he or any 
of his bespoke from you, as the Farmer is unwilling to let him have a 
permit of excise ; and the beer carriers are allowed to work at the afore- 
said beer. Done Amsterdam in N: Netherland, the 23^ March 1660. 

By order as aforesaid. 

On the petition of Comelis Barensen, baker, whereby he requests to 
be appointed Teller of the Bricks and Tiles coming from Patria and 
other places, as he cannot support his family as Measurer of Grain and 
Lime and Similar things; and on the resolution of Burgomasters to draw 
his fees: — Whereon is apostilled — Petitioner until further order is pro- 
visionally authorized and qualified as Teller of the Bricks and Tiles which 
come from Patria and other places and for fee shall draw four stivers per 
thousand, half of which shall be paid by the purchaser and half by the 
seller. Done, Amsterdam in N: Netherland the 9^ April, 1660. 

By Order as above. 

ORDER FOR THE SKIPPER, JAN JANZEN BESTEVAAR. 

Whereas Burgomasters and Schepens of this City, Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, have received by appointment on their petition, from the 
Director General and Council of N: Netherland, liberty to take as well 
from the traders as skippers, for the erection of a Pier to and for the ac- 
commodation of the same, in discharging and loading at said Pier, eight 
stivers per last, the smaller merchandize and goods in proportion, whereof 
the skipper shall pay one third and the owner and receiver two thirds; 



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therefore Jan Jansen Bestevaar is hereby ordered and charged to pay 
before he leaves, to the Treasurer of this City, his imposed quota for 
the benefit of this City, for the accommodation experienced by him 
through the abovenamed Pier. Done Amsterdam in New Netherland the 
9*^ April 1660. 

Skipper Jan Janzen Bestevaar is hereby notified that all the tiles and 
bricks henceforth coming from Patria must be counted by Comelis 
Barensen, Grain & Lime Measurer, as he for the prevention of difficul- 
ties and trouble is thereunto qualified and authorized by the Presiding 
Burgomaster; and he is therefore ordered not to deliver any bricks or 
tiles to any person, unless the same be counted by the said Comelis 
Barensen, who shall receive as fee four stivers per thousand on account 
of the purchaser and seller ; each half. Done Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, the ^ April 1660. 

By order of the Presiding Burgomaster of the 

City Amsterdam aforesaid, 

Joannes Nevius, Sec^ 

Friday, 4*^ May 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren Nicasius 
de Sille, AUard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

M' Jacob Huges appears in Court, requesting, that he may prosecute his 
voyage to Fatherland. Whereupon the Burgomasters informed him, that 
his father in law had presented a petition. Answering thereunto, he re- 
quests, that his father in law may be brought up, as he had told him, he 
knew nothing about it. The petition being read to M' Jacob that it is 
an invented petition, got up by one or the other : Requests, therefore, 
that the Notary de Vos may be sent for. M' Jacob is asked, how much 
he leaves his wife for her support in this Country in case he depart ? 
Answers, all her linen, woolen clothes, jewelry, twenty one skepel's of 
wheat, two skepels for grinding fee, fifty to sixty pounds of butter, one 
tub of soap ; also something in store, and say there is laid by fl. 200 in 
Seawant and the outstanding debts according to power to be given his 
father in law. Mr Jacob Huges is recommended immediately to designate 
by a Notary all he intends to leave here for the support of his wife ; also 
to have written and executed a power to his father in law for his remain- 
ing property and to communicate the same to the President. 



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On Hendrick Egbertsen's petition is apostilled — Whereas Director 
General and Council of N : Netherland have condemned the hoase and 
lot of petitioner, and not the Burgomasters of this City, petitioner is 
therefore referred to the Director General and Council of N : Netherland. 

An Acte to be given to Skipper Jacob Janzen Staats respecting bridge 
money and the measuring of bricks tiles, similar to that to skipper Jan 
Janzen Bestevaar. 

Burgomasters resolve to make an Order, that no person shall have 
power to unload any goods coming from abroad, by ships, yachts or boats, 
from one ship into another, or even to weigh on board, or in any ship 
what is subject to the Beam ; but to discharge the goods on the Bridge or 
Pier, which is built for that purpose, and to weigh at the Beam, what is 
subject to the Beam. 

Further the Court Messengers shall not presume to serve an attach- 
ment on any person or property without first communicating with the 
Burgomaster or Officer, on pain of dismissal. 

Thirdly, also to order the Schout to warn and order for the last time 
those residing on the East and North Rivers, that they shall build up their 
street piling, within three weeks time under the fine affixed thereof, with- 
out regard of persons, and to cite those in default to the City Hall and to 
complain of them according to his Order. 

The Officer requests that the gate in the rear of the City Hall leading 
to the High Street * {Hoogh-Straat) may be made, and that the Jailer be 
ordered not to bring any planks or other goods on the lot behind the City 
Hall, without having the, previous consent of the presiding Burgomaster 
and to remove what lies there. To this end the Jailor is handed the 
following order — 

Pieter Schaafbanck, the Jailer, is ordered hereby and charged by the 
Burgomasters to notify and direct the owners of the bricks, planks or other 
goods, lying on the place behind the City Hall, to have the same removed, 
or in default thereof, that the same shall be removed at their expence, and 
further not to allow any property, of what sort soever it may be, to be 
brought behind the City Hall, without first having the consent of the 
President of the BurgoMasters. 

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This, date 14^ June 1660, the Presiding Burgomaster exhibits certain 
petition presented by W Jacob Huges ; whereupon ordered to be apos- 
tilled : — Permission to depart and giving passes appertains to the R^ Hon*^ 
Director General. Therefore the petitioner is referred to his Honour. 

This date, 17^ June, Burgomasters directed the following Order to 
be sent to skippers Jan Janzen Bestevaar, Jacob Janzen Staats and Jan 
Ryersen by Lovowyck Pos, Burgher-Provost. 

N : N. skipper of the ship etc. Yon are hereby ordered by the 
Burgomasters of this City, according to the custom and order here to 
hand to the bearer hereof, Lodowyck Pos, the Burgher Provost five and 
twenty pounds of powder for the City. Done Amsterdam in N. Nether- 
land this 17 June, 1660. By order etc. 

Friday, 18*!* June, 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

Jan Jurriaanzen Becker summoned by the Burgomasters being called 
is absent ; therefore default. 

Burgomasters resolved to notify Jan Juriaansen Becker by Acte, that 
he presume not to tap to anyone without first obtaining consent of Burgo- 
masters. 

NOTICE. 

Jan Jurriaansen Becker. You are hereby notified by the Burgomasters 
of this City, not to tap for any person, be he who he may, without first 
having consent of Burgomasters thereof. Done. 

The President states, that Jacobus Backer was with him, relating, 
that those, who reside on both sides of the Ifeere Gm^ht intend generally 
to hand in a petition, wherein they ask that the Burgomasters shall desig- 
nate those, who have derived most benefit from the constructing of the 
aforesaid Canal to help to pay the expences with them ; requesting eight 
days time ; which being considered, eight days delay was taken respecting 
said demand and to invite the Director General to assist therein. 

The President further states, the Hon^ Director General decrees, 
that all those, who have come in the last arrived ship, the Gilded Beaver^ 
and those who may yet come,* shall, if they ask the small or great Burgher 
Right have to pay therefor ; for the small Burgher Right twenty guilders 

* For lists of these immigrants see N, V, Doc. Hist^ 3, 53. 



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Holland Currency ($8.) and for the great Burgher Right fifty guilders, also 
Holland Cur^ ($20.) or in beavers, the beaver to be reckoned at six guild- 
ers ; and to hand notice thereof to the Treasurer. 

TO THE TREASURER. 

Whereas the R! Hon**^ Director General and Council of New Nether- 
land resolved that all those, who arrived in this Country in the last arrived 
ship the Gilded Beaver y and request the small or great Burgher Right, 
shall have to pay therefor : — ^for the great Burgher Right, fifty guilders and 
for the small, twenty guilders in Holland Currency or in beavers, the 
beaver counted at six guilders — Therefore the Treasurer OloflF Stevensen 
Cortlant is requested and ordered by the Burgomasters to regulate himself 
by the tenor thereof. Done, etc. 

Monday, 28 June 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren, 
The Hon**^ Director Gen* Petrus Stuyvesant, Burgomasters Allard An- 
AUard, Marten Cregier. 

Hendrick Willemsen, baker, appearing in Court is asked, why he re- 
fuses to pay his part of the expenses incurred in the construction of the 
Heer Graghi ; Answers, because they profit him nothing. Whereupon 
he is ordered to pay, or in default other means will be taken: Complains 
that by digging out the canal he lost 25 Canoes of stones, which were 
undermined. Was again asked if he will pay ? Answers, Is not inclined 
to do so. Whereupon he was ordered to be removed to the prison 
chamber. 

Hans Dreper appearing in Court, is asked, why he has not paid the 
expences for his part of the Canal, according to assessment ? Answers 
that the General had exempted him therefrom in presence of Allard 
Anthony and Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, and whereas Hans Dreper 
has to sheet in front and at the side. Director General and Burgomasters, 
taking the same into consideration, order him to give only forty guilders. 

Joghim Beeckman appearing in Court was, above asked, why he had 
not paid his part of the expences of the Canal aforesaid ; and that the 
same must be paid. Answering, requests that he may not be taxed for it, 
as he knows no reason for it. He is, however, told that it must be even 
io. Whereunto he answers, he must bear what the Magistrates do ; and 
whereas Joghim Beeckman represents his inability, he is allowed to pay 



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his imposed quota in three instalments, to wit, one instalment every half 
year. Says again, cannot do that, and whereas he manifests his unwil- 
lingness he was ordered to be removed to the prison chamber. 

Coenraat ten Eyck appearing in Court was informed of the Costs in- 
curred in the constructing of the Heere Graght^ and that they must be 
paid. Whereupon he answers, he did not expect that they would have 
been charged to them. Saying he has more dirt than before, and derives 
no profit from it. Whereupon, he is told, that if he be not disposed to 
pay, means of payment will be found. Thereupon answers, if he must 
give, he must give, but maintains, that he is bound in justice, and would 
rather be excused ; then if others do so he shall do likewise. Then he is 
ordered to pay it on the Treasurer's order and in case of refusal, order 
shall be made. 

Fredrick Lubbersen appearing in Court was told that the City re- 
quired money, and that he must pay his imposed tax for the constructing 
of the Graght ; he complains of the taking away his lot &c, by which he 
suffered great loss. Wherefore he was allowed to pay his assessed quota 
in four instalments. 

Hendrick Willemzen, baker, reentering is ordered to pay his assessed 
quota in four instalments. 

Joghim Beekman reappearing, is ordered to pay his quota in three 
instalments ; wherunto he answers, he cannot do it, and that the Magis- 
trates can do, what they please.. 

The Court resolved, that those who have to pay to the Graght zccoiA- 
ing to assessment in the year, shall pay, to wit — ^those who have heavy 
payments, in four instalments, and the lighter in three ; and that the 
Treasurer shall send a note to each house and cause them to be notified 
three times by Jan Gillisen Koeck, and after three refusals, have execution 
levied by the Officer, P. Tonneman. 

After the Director General retired, Burgomasters resolved to request 
by petition a chimney tax as a subsidy from the Director General and 
Council. 

To the Right Hon^ Director General and Council of N: Netherland. 
Right Hon^^'S 

The Burgomasters of this City respectfully represent to your Honors, 
that the necessary expences of this City yearly and from time to time in- 



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crease more and more, and on the contrary the trifling income thereof 
can neither reach nor pay the expenditure : And whereas, therefore, it is 
necessary to provide some subsidies for the keeping up the works neces- 
sary to be done for the City, the petitioners therefore request your Honors 
to be pleased to allow them to impose some chimney tax, whereby they 
may derive from each chimney or fireplace so much as Your Honors shall 
deem proper in your wise councils ; the imposed monies being to be col- 
lected every three months by the Treasurer of this City. Awaiting here- 
upon your Honors' favorable disposition, We are and remain Your 
Honors' subjects The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. 
Netherland. Understood — By order of the same and was Signed Joannes 
Nevius Sec7 And at the Side Stood. Done Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land the first July 1660. 

On the 8*1* July, 1660, the Schout Nicasius deSille informs the Court 
of Burgomasters, that when he goes around at night and at unseasonable 
hours to make examination, the dogs make dangerous attacks on him. 
Requests therefore their Honors to take some order on it. 

Burgomasters, with the Schout de Sille resolve to draft a Placard 
respecting the halloing after Indians in Pearl Street, and the cutting of 
the Koeckies which is done by boys. 
Extract from the Register of Resolutions adopted by the Hon^'* Director 

Gen- and Council of New Netherland on Tuesday, 25* May, A^ 1660. 

Whereas Director Genera] and Council of N: Netherland are informed 
by Burgomasters and Schepens of this City, and indeed perceive, that some 
newly arrived traders, Scots, factors and merchants have presumed not 
only to sell their goods and trade, but also to convey and send them to 
Fort Orange and elsewhere, without having asked for or obtained the 
Burgher Right here, which is directly violating and infringing the privi- 
lege of Burgher Right and the benefit thereof granted to the good inhabi- 
tants of this City, Wherein wishing to provide on the remonstrance and 
petition of said Burgomasters and Schepens, Director General and Coun- 
cil ordain that no newcoming traders, Scots, factors, or merchants shall 
have power to send or convey their goods from here to Fort Orange or 
elsewhere within this District of N: Netherland, unless they shall havefirst 
obtained the Burgher Right here, and in accordance with the order and 
instructions of the Hon^* Lords Directors, keep an open store here a cer- 



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tain time, at least six weeks ; and all that provisionally until it shall be 
otherwise ordered by the Hon**'.' Lords Directors or Director General 
and Council. Thus done in Fort Amsterdam in N: Netherland. Ady as 
above. Understood, Agrees with the aforesaid Resolution ; Was Signed 

C. E. Ruyven, Secret^ 

Whereas the Hon"* Director General and Burgomasters have last 
year allowed to and ordained the Rector Carolus Curtius to take six 
guilders per quarter school money for each boy, and Burgomasters had, 
on these conditions allowed him a yearly salary from this City of two 
hundred guilders and whereas it has come to the Burgomasters ears, that 
the Rector, of his own pleasure takes one beaver per quarter from each boy 
which is contrary to the order; Burgomasters do, therefore hereby give 
him warning and notice, not to take any more, than what is fixed upon 
by the Hon^'* Director General and Burgomasters, or through neglect 
thereof Burgomasters shall retain his Yearly Stipend, which the Rector 
receives from this City and he shall receive no further allowance from 
this City. Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland, the g^ August 1660. 

The Schout Pieter Tonneman is hereby ordered by Burgomasters of 
this City, to direct and charge each and every one dwelling on the East 
River of this City, forthwith to build up the sheet piling before his house 
and lot, each for his own, and to remove the planks, timbers and other 
obstructions lying in the way, on the fine affixed thereunto, without re- 
spect of any person be he who he may. Done Amsterdam in N. Nether- 
land the 10^ September 1660. 

The Schout Pieter Tonneman is hereby ordered and authorized by 
the Burgomasters of this City to go with one of the Schepens and inspect 
all the bakers to see, if they have duly weighed the bread; also if the 
weights according to the custom of this City be duly stamped, and to 
enter against those not found so the penalty therein enacted; and further 
to take care that no one in this City keep an open store unless those, who 
have obtained their Burgher Right, exhibiting the same, and in default 
thereof to enter a fine of five and twenty guilders against them and to 
close their Store. Done as above. 

Friday, 24^ Septemb^ 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, AUard Anthony. 

TOL. VII.— 17 



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In order to prevent all fraud, Burgomasters resolve to appoint Sworn 
Butchers, who shall have the killing of all cattle to be consumed within 
this City's jurisdiction. 

Friday, is*? Octobf 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Marten Cregier, Allard Anthony. 

On the petition of the neighbours on both sides of the Prince 
Graghty* is apostilled: — Burgomasters order and direct each and every 
one to pave his lot before his door as far as his lot extends, this winter so 
far at least that it can be made use of a-foot, and Burgomasters shall 
make the vacant one by Joghim Beekman's, fitting or passable, as they 
shall find it most advantageous. 

Symon Joosten appearing in Court was told, if he desires to be sworn 
butcher, he must first purchase his Burgher Right, paying therefor fl. 20. 
Holland currency. Symon Joosten declares, he is not desirous to be 
butcher, requesting, that he may sell his meat, that he may bring for 
Sale, on payment of the excise, and that he may not be troubled by the 
butcher. Which is allowed him. 

Dirck Volckerzen appearing in Court is asked where he found the 
log he sold to Andrees Joghimsen ? Answer, he fished it near the Tzao 
Brothers \ by Hell Gate and did not cut it, and declares further, that the 
timber near his house belongs to Jan Coopal, and if he must restore the 
log demands salvage. Whereupon is answered. That he shall have it, 
when he can prove that he fished it. 

Asser Levy, Eghbert Meindersen, Gerrit Jansen Roos, Roelof Jansen 
Veter Maacker, Jan van Haarlem, appear in Court, requesting to be 
sworn butchers, and are accepted by the Burgomasters on the following 
articles and oath. 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE SWORN BUTCHERS. 

First They shall be bound to accommodate each and every one 
without delay, as much as is in their power, and bring with them their 
own tools necessary for slaughtering. 

Secondly. They shall not kill any cattle before and until a proper 

^ Broad Str., betw. BcAver Str. and Exchmnge Place. 

t Two imall islands in the East R«, East of Randall's Isl. and South of West Farms, 
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permit shall be exhibited to them from the Pachter (Fanner of the Excise) 
for the animal to be killed, that it has paid the excise. 

Thirdly. They shall be bound to kill all cattle which shall be offered 
for slaughtering within the jurisdiction of this City. 

Fourthly, They shall and may demand and take for the slaughtering 
of each animal as follows: — 

For one ox or cow Five guilders 

For one hog One Dollar 

For one sheep, calf, or goat One guilder 

Other smaller animals in proportion. 

Which articles having been read to the aforesaid persons, they are 
asked if they, or theirs, will submit to these articles ? Answer, Yes; 
Then Asser Levy requests to be excused from killing hogs, as his religion 
does not allow him to do it; which was granted him. And they accord- 
ingly took the following Oath except Asser aforesaid, who took the oath, 
which the Jews are accustomed to take. 

OATH FOR THE SWORN BUTCHERS. 

We promise and swear in the presence of the Most High, that we 
shall honestly conform ourselves to the articles read to us; slaughter no 
animals within this City's jurisdiction except those, for which a proper 
permit is shewn to us, that the same are entered duly with the Farmer 
within this City's jurisdiction, and serve every one as much as lies in our 
power. So Truly Help us God Almighty! 

PLACARD. 

Whereas Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens of this City of Amster- 
dam in N. Netherland, in accordance with the laudable custom of our 
Fatherland and for the accommodation of the Burghers and inhabitants 
of this City have thought it expedient that sworn butchers be accepted 
and chosen who shall be empowered to slaughter all cattle to be consumed 
within this City's jurisdiction ; They have, therefore, accepted and 
selected thereunto Eghbert Meinderzen, Asser Levy, Roelof Jansen 
Veter Maacker, Gerrit Janzen Roos, Jan van Haarlem, Pieter Janzen 
vande Lange Straat, Hendrick Volckerzen, Daniel Toumeur, Paulus van 
de Beeck, Gerrit Fullewever, who are made known to the Commonalty 
that every one, who has any cattle to be slaughtered may speak to them, 
who as much as possible shall aid and accommodate every one; and they 



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may demand and receive for fees of one ox or cow five guilders ; for a 
hog, one dollar; for a sheep, calf, or goat one guilder ; other small 
animals in proportion : They interdict and forbid each and every one to 
kill or cause to be killed any cattle whatsoever except by the aforesaid 
sworn butchers, under the penalty of twenty five guilders to be applied as 
is proper. Thus done and ordained in Amsterdam in N. Netherland at 
the Court of the Hon^*' Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens the I5*^ 
Octobr 1660. 

Monday, iS*? Octob. 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Pieter Tonneman, Marten Cregier, AUard Anthony, Comelis Steenwyck. 

Eghbert Meinderzen appearing in Court is told, that complaints are 
lodged against him by those, who bring meat to market here to sell, that 
he obliges them to purchase their Burgher Right first, before they sell any 
meat, and that he has caused them to be dunned for a day and a half 
until they get a permit ; warning him not to do so any more, or that it 
shall be attended to. 

Hendrick Volckertsen, Pieter Jansen vande Langh Straat, Daniel 
Toumeur, Master Paulus and Gerrit Fulwever appear in Court requestinfc 
to be sworn butchers in this City who are accepted as butchers by the 
Burgomasters after taking the oath, the articles of the instruction having 
been previously read to them. 

Friday 29*^ Octobr 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Pieter Tonneman Marten Cregier, AUard Anthony. 

The Schout, Pieter Tonneman, pltf. v/s Eghbert Meinderzen^ 
butcher, deft. The pltf. says, that the deft, with one Willem Jansen van 
Borckeloo, unsworn butcher, has slaughtered and therefore entered the 
fine against him. He, nevertheless, has not given that over, but pro- 
ceeded therein in direct opposition to the Placard therein enacted; there- 
fore demanding from the deft, according to placard the fine of twenty five 
guilders with costs; requesting that he shall be forbidden to slaughter. 
Deft, says, that Willem Janzen only to help him in his necessity. Bur- 
gomasters condemn Eghbert Mejmdersen in the penalty of 25 gl. accordingly 
to Placard with costs; They interdict and forbid him to slaughter any 
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The Schout Pieter Tonneman, pltf. v/s Willem Janzen van Borcke- 
loo, deft. The pltf. says, that the deft, not being a sworn butcher has 
against the Ordinance and Placard slaughtered cattle with Eghbert Meyn- 
dersen, and though he entered the fine against him, yet he did not leave 
off ; demanding therefore the fine of twenty five guilders, with costs. 
Deft, says he had no knowledge of the Placard or of the existence of such 
Ordinance; and had also butchered heretofore and is bound to support 
his wife and children. Burgomasters condemn Willem Jansen van 
Borckeloo in a fine of twenty five guilders according to placard, with 
costs. 

Moses Lucena appears in Court requesting to be a sworn butcher, 
which was granted him according to oath to be taken on the instruction 
of sworn butchers, and he has taken the same at the hands of the Officer 
agreably to the oath of the Jews, having first requested not to be bound 
to kill any hogs; which was allowed him. 

This date, 30^ Octob' 1660, Eghbert Meindersen presents to Burgo- 
masters the following petition: — 

To the Hon*^* Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. Nether- 
land. 

Eghbert Meindersen, butcher, respectfully represents, that he, the 
petitioner, has paid the fine, which your Honors had ordered to be paid; 
he, the petitioner, therefore respectfully requests, your Honor will be 
pleased to permit and allow him to slaughter along with the other sworn 
butchers within this City: Awaiting hereupon your Worships favorable 
Apostille, Which doing remains (Under Stood) Your obedient Servant, 

signed Eghbert Meindersen. 

Hereupon granted as apostille: Burgomasters through special con- 
sideration release petitioner from his condemned six weeks, with this 
reserve that he demean himself for the future as an honorable Burgher. 

Willem Janzen van Borckeloo presents to the Burgomasters the 
following petition: — 

To the Hon^* Burgomasters Your Honours of the City Amsterdam in 
N: Netherland. 

Willem Jansen van Borckelo respectfully represents to your Hon*?, 
that he has settled with the Schout Pieter Tonneman for Your Hon*? judg- 
ment. And whereas he is again inclined to earn a little by butchering, 



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requests in all humility, that your Hon" may be pleased to accept him as 
a sworn butcher awaiting herein Your Honors favorable disposition. 
Remains (Understood) Your Hon*? humble servant and was Signed 

Willem Jansen. 

On the above petition apostilled: — Petitioners request is granted on 
condition, that he previously take the proper oath at the hands of the 
Officer. Done Amsterdam in N: Netherland the 2^ Novembf 1660. 

This date 3^ November 1660 Willem Jansen van Berckeloo has taken 
the oath of sworn butcher at the hands of the Officer. 

This date 3^ Novemb' 1660, the Burgomasters of this City have agreed 
with Jan Jansen Hagenaar and his son Jeremias for the making of four 
rods of pier to the pier at the Weighscales for the sum of two hundred 
and twenty five guilders in seawant and a half barrel of beer in addition. 

Friday 31V Decembr 1660. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Pieter Tonneman, Allard Anthony, Jacob Strycker. 

Barent Jacobsen Cool, Creyn Jacobsen, Jan Comelissen of Vlees- 
burgh, Tousyn Bryel, Isaack Abrahamsen appear in Court, who on the 
complaint of the Farmer of Beer and Wine are informed, that they are 
represented as having taken beer from the breweries and brought it to the 
Burghers houses without having a permit from the Farmer, in direct 
opposition to their oath, and doing so are declared perjured and as such 
deserve punishment, and he says that they brought an anker of strong 
beer to Joannes de Decker's house without a permit. Whereupon Creyn 
Jacobsen answers, 'tis a mistake of the Farmer's, as there was a permit 
for it and Mr. Decker knows it. The comparants were recommended not 
to remove any beer without having a permit for so doing. 

This date is renewed the Placard against firing on New Years day, or 
planting May poles on May day or making a present of any drink to any 
person for that purpose. 

Friday, 7*!* January 1661. In the City Hall. Present the Hccren 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

On the petition of Pieter Tonneman, Schout of this City, wherein he 
requests a Yearly Salary of 500 guilders with stipulation where and at what 
time in the year he may draw and receive it, whether quarterly or half 



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yearly; is apostilled: — According to the means of this City's revenue, the 
petitioner shall receive the same allowance as his predecessor, to be 
credited on the books, like the other Magistrates in office, as well past as 
present; Done &c. 

ORDER ON THE TREASURER. 

The Treasurer, Olofif Stevensen van Cortlant, is hereby ordered by 
the Burgomasters of this City to collect and receive by Jan Jelissen 
Koeck the instalments due of the assessment for constructing the Heeren 
Graght, Done. 

Jacob van Couwenhoven appears in Court requesting an order for the 
removal of the salt from his cellar by the owners, as it strains the timbers 
and boards by its weight. Answer was given him thereto, that he shall 
summon the owners by the next Court day, when the matter shall be 
terminated. 

ORDER. 

Jeremias Janzen is hereby ordered by the Burgomasters of this City 
to proceed with the making and completing the undertaken Pier, and to 
adjoin one to himself in the place of his dec!* father. Done &c. 

^ ORDER. 

The Fire Wardems are hereby ordered by the Burgomasters of this 
City to go around on the earliest opportunity and inspect all the fire- 
places and chimneys, if they be clean, in order to prevent such mis- 
fortunes as might happen by large collections of soot. Done etc. 

NOTICE. 

Whereas the Burgomasters of this City are intending to establish 
again a Rattle watch, therefore Every one is hereby notified, who is in- 
clined to serve as watchman, to make himself known to the Burgomasters 
without delay. 

The Schepen Comelis Steenwyck appearing in Court on the petition, 
is informed that Jacob Van Couwenhoven has appeared in Court request- 
ing, as the timbers of his house are breaking by the weight of the salt, 
that the salt may be removed from there. For this purpose he is sent for 
to hear his opinion and to give order with his knowledge. Whereupon 
Joannes vander Meulen, partner in the salt, appears in Court, who is 
ordered to remove the salt. Answers thereto; will look to it, when cir- 
cumstances allow, and will speak to his partners about it. The Court of 



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Burgomasters and presiding Schepen concluded to send the following 
order to Joannes Van der Meulen, Cum Sodis. 

ORDER. 

Joannes Van der Meolen, Cum Sociis^ lessees of the cellarage of Jacob 
van Coawenhoven is hereby ordered and charged by the Burgomasters 
and president Schepen to remove within twenty four hours working time 
their salt, which they have in the cellar of the abovenamed Jacob Van 
Couwenhoven, on pain of making them responsible for the damage which 
may accrue through neglect. Done etc. 

Monday, 10*^ January 1661. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

Burgomasters resolve to nominate two as Fire Warden in place of 
Joannes de la Montague Junior as follows: — 
Hon*?* Valiant 

Whereas Joannes de la Montague Junior, Firewarden, has moved 
his residence hence to N : Haarlem and it is necessary, that the place be 
supplied. Burgomasters of this City do therefore present by nomination 
to Your Honors the following persons: — 

Burgier Jorisen, 
Evert Duyckingh. 

Requesting, that your Honors may be pleased to elect him, whom 
your Honors shall please to such office. Done in the Court of Burgo- 
masters of the City of Amsterdam in N : Netherland. 

From the nominated the R^ Honble Director General of N: Nether- 
land has elected and confirmed as FireWarden of this City Ever? 
Duyckingh. Done fort Amsterdam in N: Netherland the 20*^ Jan? 
1661. Under Stood, By order of the Hon**^ Director General of N: 
Netherland. Was signed. C. V: Ruyven, Seer 

Lodouyck Pos requests to be Capt of the Rattle Watchr, whereupon 
he is informed, that complaints were lodged heretofore against him: Re- 
turning is accepted by Burgomasters. Shall receive ten guilders per 
month, on condition, should fire break out, that he will repair thereto 
and attend to it; further to take care, that every one come to the Watch 
on his turn. 

Cristiaan Teunizen appearing in Court is informed, that he cannot 



t66i] Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. 265 

be accepted at present as Watchman, as he lives outside the Gate at the 
Ferry, but should he reside within, and a place becoming vacant, atten- 
tion shall be paid him. 

Jan Comelisen of Vlensburgh, Hendrick Hendrickzen van Does- 
burgh, Comelis Hendrickz:, Drummer, Andries Andriesen, Comelis Bar- 
«nzen, Pieter Janzen van de Lange Straat, Pieter Jansen Werckendam, 
Matthys MuUer, appearing in Court offer their services as Watchmen, 
and are accepted by Burgomasters as Watch. They shall receive eighteen 
guilders per month. They have taken the oath of fidelity to the instruc- 
tion dated 12^ Octobf 1658, read to them with the following amplification. 

AMPLIFICATION. 

Item, If it happen, which God forbid, that any fires shall break out 
within this City, those not on duty shall forthwith proceed to the fire with 
their Captain. 

Item. Any one being inclined to leave the Watch shall give fourteen 
days previous notice to the Burgomasters, in default whereof he shall not 
receive any pay for the month. 

Friday, 14* January 1661. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

Lodouyck Pos appears in Court with Jan Jellisen Koeck, delivering 
in to Burgomasters, according to order, a list of all the inhabitants within 
this City; Whereupon was considered, whether the Companys servants 
shall be exempt from the Watch tax; and it was Resolved, No. Further 
resolved to go to the Director General and Council and to ask, whether 
their Honors had exempted the Company's servants from the Burgher 
excise both of beer and wine as well as the slaughter tax, as some of 
them are unwilling to pay the same. Lodouyck Pos returning states, 
that he has undertaken to make out a list in what street and to what 
comer of the street the Watch shall go and Call out (the hours) ; Which 
he is permitted to do, on condition, that he shew it. 

M' Paulus Van de Beeck appears in Court, exhibiting some a/c of 
those, who owe excise and are not inclined to pay; maintains they do 
owe. Requests information as he is about to settle with the Heer Treas- 
urer. Whereupon he is told, that he shall be spoken to about it next 
Week. 



266 Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. [i66r 

Burgomasters resolve, that whereas he is unwilling to pay excise; in- 
asmuch as he receives an allowance from the City he also owes excise. 

Monday 24^ January 1661. In the City Hall. Present the Heeren 
AUard Anthony, Marten Cregier, Comelis Steenwyck. 

The Court drafted the petition to be presented about the Scots to the 
Hon**?* Director General and Council. 

COMMISSION. 

Whereas Evert Duycking is elected Fire Warden by the R* Hon*?* 
Director General and Council from those nominated by Burgomasters of 
this City, to act with the old Firewardens Hendrick Kip, the Elder, and 
Jan Jansen de Jongh, in place of Joannes de la Montagne Junior, the 
above named Evert Duycking is therefore hereby ordered and authorized 
to attend to and execute the said office of Fire Warden with the above- 
named Firewardens. Done Amsterdam in N: Netherlands 24^ January 
166 1. 

ORDER. 

Whereas the Hon"* Director General of N : Netherland has elected 
and confirmed the person of Evert Duyckingh as FireWarden in place of 
Joannes de la Montagne Junior, late FireWarden, therefore the Burgo- 
masters of this City order the fire Wardens to go around within the time 
of thrice twenty four hours and inspect all fireplaces and chimnies, 
whether they be properly clean, to prevent all accidents which might 
proceed thereform. Done Amsterdam in N : Netherland, the 25^ Janu- 
ary 1661. 

Friday, 28* January 1661. In the City Hall. Present the Heerea 
AUard Anthony, Marten Cregier. 

The Court directed, that an Order be given to the Fire Wardens to 
go around and inspect the chimnies, the tenor of which is as above. 

The Treasurer Oloff Stevensen van Cortlandt appears in Court 
stating, that as his time of office regarding the City revenue is nearly ex- 
pired, he is come to know, if there be any thing else to be ordered. 

Olofif Stevensen van Cortlant States, that the Orphan Masters of this 
City have sent divers orders to Jeremias Jansen to exhibit to the Orphan 
Master per inventory the estate left by his father Jan Jansen Hagenaar 



i66i] Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam. 267 

dec^, but to this date he has not obeyed them; requesting, therefore, an 
Order from Burgomasters. 

ORDER. 

Jeremias Janzen. Whereas you are unwilling, to render an inven- 
tory to the Orphan Chamber of this City of the estate left by Jan Jansen 
Hagenaar, your deceased father; You are therefore hereby ordered and 
directed by the Burgomasters of this City, to exhibit the same to the 
abovenamed Orphan Chamber in the space of three items four and 
twenty hours, or in default. Burgomasters shall be necessitated to cause 
it to be done. Actum etc. 



INDEX. 



INDEX. 



Aarensen, Aartsen, Aarens, Aarsen, Aren- 
sen, etc. 

— Claas, ill, 287 ; iv, 2 ; vi, 354 

— Claes, wheelwright, vii, 115 

— Comelis, ii, 374, 380 ; Hi, 12, 33, 146, 

251. 376. 424 ; iv. 3. 267 ; V. 31, 41, 
52. 225 ; vi. 13, 17, 67. 69. 118 

— Elbert, v, 4 

— Freryck, ii, 227, 331. 376, 395, 403, 428 ; 

iii, 62, 63, 78, 89, 147, 207, 208, 
211, 215. 216. 229. 287, 294, 363, 381, 
386, 395. 396, 412, 424 ; iv. 3. 6, 12, 
147, I99t 290. 323. 333. 334, 338. 340; v, 
187,221.241, 326, 336.352. 353; vi,43. 
101, 158, 190. 195, 203, 234, 265, 281, 
284, 299, 339, 374. 380 ; turner, vii. 68. 
151 ; name of wife of. iii, 215 

— Grietje, iii, 93 ^ 

— Hendrick. iii, 167. 181. 184, 363, 374. 

375, 382, 385, 388 ; iv, 63, 116; vii, 

84. 153 
. called Spaniard, iv, 120, 239, 244. 

s8o; see Spanjart; v, 28, 34 et seq,, 
39. 45. 169 

— Jan, ii. 386 ; iii, 167. I75, 181 ; iv, 136, 

245 ; V. 309. 224 
, nicknamed Jan Coopal. ii, 372 

— Rut, i, 205 

— Seletje. iii, 150, 293, 294 ; iv, 55. 86, 89, 

91,99, 102, 103, 109, 114, 115, 116, 
119, 141, 151, i68, 172, 187, 193, 194, 
221, 224, 227, 230, 239. 291, 298, 304. 

3". 325. 328, 339 ; V, 13, 36. 147. 149 

— Stjntje, vi, 350 
Aamontsen, Hendrick, iii, 49 
Aart from the Esopos, iv, 317 

— Clery, iii, 76 
AbbeMD, Barbertge, iii, 10 



Abels, Barbara, ii, 94 

Abelsen, Salomon, i. 89, 94. 358, 360, 373^ 

376, 399, 404 ; ii, 94 
Aboast, Jacob, ii, 173 
Abrahams, Merit je, iv, 178, 183, 191, 20X 

et seq, 
Abrahamsen. Isaac, iii, 153, 240 ; v, 224 

— Jacob, vii, 49 

— Jasper, iv, 231 et seq, 

— Pieter, iii, 392 ; app'd Inspector of Meat, 

vi. 359 

— Willem, iii, 291 ; iv, 57 ; vi, 59, 80. 98, 

100, 107, III. 112, 114, 118 
Abramsen. Abram, seaman, vi, 214 
Ackerman, Lysbet, v. 191, 192, 194, 196* 

197, 221, 237, 247, 265, 272 
Ackleton, Hanna, vi, loi 
Adams, James, vi, 178 
Adamsen, Jan, ii. 231, 265, 275, 281, 289 ; 

V, 224 ; vi, 147, 167 

— Thomas, i, 132, 201, 202, 212, 230, 239, 

333 
Addison, Anthony, vi, 94 

Adely, Jan, sailor, v, 260, 268 

Adolfus, P.. ii, 367 

Adriansen, Jan, i, 239, 372 ; iii, 53 ; vi» 

206; vii, fo8 

— Mary, v, 145 

— Maryn, i, 191 

— Pieter. v, 325 

Adryaensen, Frederick, ii, 144. 148 
Aerden, Leendert, i, 104. iii, 298 ; ii, 92, 

127, 141 ; vii. 15a 
Aerietsen, Albert, vii, 48. 51 
Aertsen, Clyn, i, 369 ; ii, 201 

— Comelis, i, 316, 320; ii, 91, 92, 117,, 

125, 127. 131. 141 
iEst, William, iv, 291, 294 
After CoU^ S. I., goods at, vi, 317 
Ahasimus, N. J., i, 199 ; iii, 324 



969 



270 



Index. 



Airy, Richard, iii. 147. 239, 320, 350, 376 ; 
iv. 50, 52, 58, 96. 266, 313 

Albany, v, 265, 268, 3^5 ; vi, 28. 32, 44. 
56. 93, 138. 139. 156, 198, 205. 251, 
264, 272, 308, 311, 330; letters to Court 
of, V, 233 ; vi, 37 

Albers, Aaltie, vii, 184 

Albertsen, Albert, i, 162, 168 ; iii, 165, 
166, 176. 303, 309, 332. 335, 340, 366. 
392 ; iv, 49, 63, 65, 108, 139. 169, 206, 
308, 341. 343. 344 ; ▼» 2, 3, 12, 27, 38, 
48, 51. 86, 90, 129, 155. 264, 274, 277, 
280, 285, 299; drammer, v, 6, 11, 14, 
41; ribbon weaver, iv, 71, 72, 74; 
name of wife of, iv, 315 

— Andries, vi, 23 

— Comelis, i, 123, 125, 303 

— Huybert, iii, 337 

— Jan, iii, 365. 382 

— Martin, ii, 6 

— Pieter, iii, 165 

— Storm, i, 405 ; ". 397 

— Willem of Munnekedam, i, 55, 57, 96, 

99, loi, 106, 197, 248 
Alders, Claartje, iii, 313, 358 
Aldrix (Alrichs), Jacob, Commander 

at New Anutel, ii, 315 ; iii, 48, 97, 

192, 206, 340 

— Pieter, iii, 318 ; iv, 237. 240. 242, 244, 

248, 251 ; V, 223, 332 // seq.; vi, 15, 

59, 176 ; vii. 137 
Alkmaer, Holland, i, 360 ; ii, 186 
Allard, Francois, iii, 364 ; iv, 31, 342 ; vii, 

152 
Allen, Henry, vi, 165 

— John, vi, 195 

Allerton, Isaac, i, 16, 75, 119, 174, I94. 
226, 347, 360, 373, 376, 403. 408 ; ii, 
40, 119, 121, 125, 183,225. 307, 346, 

377. 378. 381. 382, 405; iii, II, 39; vii. 

143 ; dead, iti, 90, 254, 288 ; property 

of, at Newhaven, iii, 90, 92 
— , junior, iii, 90, 92 
Allin. Hoop, vi, 338, 349 
Allowyn, Jan, vii, 121 
Ambrotius, Moses, i, 244 
Anusfoort, L. I., i, 79, 140, 159, 208. 392 ; 

ii, 243 ; vi, 180 ; magistrates of, ii, 

175 ; summoned for conference, i, aoi ; 



letter to Court of, i, 177; vii, 51; letter 

from, i, 181 
AmsUl, Colony of New, now New Castle, 

Del., ii, 315 
Amy, Christoffel, vii, 5, 12, 17 
Anderson, David, v, 68 et seq*, 77, 78, 81, 

84, 85, 86, 90. 92, 97, loi, 102. 108, 

109, 112 
Andries, Annica, vi, 152 

— Gecrtruyt, iii, 175. I77. 185. I97. 255 

333; widow of Jacob Jansen Stol,iii,i82 

— Nysie, iii, 161 

Andriessen, Albert, i, 326 ; iii, 84, 32, 37, 
57. 102 

— Andries. i. 374 ; ii. 3©, 270, 387 ; iii, 

10. 336, 343. 367. 372 ; iv. 31. ^. 
48 ; V. 123, 127, 208, 221, 224 ; vi, 
I, 3, 43. 108, 145. 299. 301, 306, 375, 
378, 380, 382, 384; weighhottse 
laborer, vii, 146 ; mason, vi, 7 

— Claes, V, 290 

— Jan, ii, 429 ; iii, 2, 71. I04 

— Joghims, iii, 187, 241 ; son of Andries 

Joghimsen, iv, 315 

— Juryaen, i, 50, 270, 273, 275 ; ii, 222 

— Lauwerens, iii, 36, 48, 77. 191 • I95. 

227, 290 

— Luycas, i, 374 ; iii. 374, 385. 405 ; «▼, 

186, 191, 203. 210, 811, 260, 323 : V, 2, 
32, 75, 221 ; vi, 330; vii, 65, 143, 153 

— Meindert, iv, 200, 210 

— Paulus, V, 224 

— Pieter, i, 8, 50, 113, 118 ; iv, 121 ; chink- 

ncy sweep, vii, 151 ; name of widow 
of, V, 66 

— Swent, seaman, vi, 214 

Andros, (Andrews), Governor, has arrived, 

vii, 138 
Angola. Jan, negro, v, 337, 340 

— Maria, vi, 335 
Anthonie, Mis., vi, 304 
Anthonissen, Jacob, vi, 130, 132 
Anthony, Allard, i, 49, 51, 59 //Mf., 67, 69, 

71. 72. 76. 79. 81, 83, 84, 85, 95, loa, 
108, 143, 191, 229, 276, 278. a8o, s86, 
288, 289, 294, 295. 299, 301, 316, 3ai. 
323. 325. 327. 330, 333. 337. 348, 350. 
351.355. 356, 359. 3^0, 367. 375. 383* 
386, 388, 394. 396. 412, 416 ; u, 3, 4. 



Index. 



271 



Anthony, AHud^'CrnHnueJ, 

14. 24, 26. 28, 54, 60. 71, 76, 80, 84 
88, 90. 94, in, 1x3, 122. 125, 131. 132 
136. 140. 141. 144. 149. 158* 161. 164 
165, 168, 170. 171. 173. 174* 180. 184-6 
188 <//<f ., 195, 224. 229. 233. 249. 252 
262, 265, 282. 292, 349, 353, 360. 366 
367. 370, 373. 376, 382. 391. 397. 398 
409. 420, 421 ; iii. I, 8, II, 24. 28, 37 
44. 45. 52, 57, 63, 67, 79, 83. 116 
148, 154, 164, 167, 204, 213, 230, 233 

237. 3»3, 355, 361. 369, 370, 379. 3^1 
383, 391 ; iv. 18, 42. 56, 74, 105. 130 
138, 150, 167, 172, 178, 180, 182, 190 
214, 236. 244, 252, 263, 273, 274, 286 
329. 338 ; V, II, 14. 32, 37, 51, 65. 67 
72, 78, 85, 89, 92, 129, 167. 172, 180 
185, 186, 189 // x/y., 194, 195, 196 
203, 214, 215, 219, 221, 225, 227, 234 
335, 240, 245, 247, 268, 269, 270, 276 
279, 289, 290. 299, 306, 310, 314, 316 
322. 324, 328. 330-«, 338. 341. 342 

346, 351. 354 ; ▼!, 3, 7, 8, II, 18, 20 
23, 26, 29. 30-2, 34, 37, 38, 43, 51 
54. 64, 65, 67, 72, 73. 77. 78, 82, 87 
88, 90-2.98, 99. lOi. 105, 107, 115 
116, 118, 120, 121, 12$, 126, 129, 130 

131. 133, 138, 139, 141, 146, 154, 156 
163, 166, 172-4, 176, 179, 180, 182-4 
189, 217. 263, 271, 319. 322, 323 

347. 359. 360, 363, 365. 373, 378 
vii, 4, 7, 8, II, 15-7, 27. 33. 105 
108 ; appointed Burgomaster, i, 271 
281 ; City Treasurer, ii, 97 ; Orphan 
Master, ii, 336, 337, 342 ; nominated 
Burgomaster, iv, 195 ; elected Schout, 
T, 160 ; appointed Sheriff, t, 250 ; 
nominated and confirmed Sheriff, vi, 
261 ; continued as Sheriff, yi, 334 ; re- 
nominated Sheriff, vi, 394 

— Henrita, vii, 136 

— Lysbet, iii, 315 

— Mary, iii, 315 

— Pieter, ii. 356, 359. 367. 375 
Antonides, Nicolas, iii, 209 
Antonissen (Antony), Cristiaen, i, 86, 178, 

315. 318, 339 ; ii, 160, 407 ; iii, 104 
Antony, Annetje, iv, 324 ; v, 58 ; vi, 203, 

204 



Antony, Orsel, v, 135 

Appel. Arien, iv, 171 ; v, 123, 127, 178, 
179, 183. 187, 200, 201, 219, 221, 223, 
240. 275 ; vi, 25. 113. 147, 159, 162, 
167, 169, 203, 205, 212, 272, 308 

— Jan Laurensen, i, 122, 123, 126, 134, 

138, 139. 143, 149. 151, 153, 164, 174, 
187. 230, 312; iii, 39 
Appelgatt, Jan, iv. 85 

— Thomas, i, 235 ; ii, 67 ; v, 171, 172 
Archer (Archard, Artcherd), Jan, v, 292, 

299, 324 ; vi, 42, 324, 325 ; vii, 83, 87, 
91, 97, 98, 102 ; of Fordham, 121 

Arcot (Arcett), Jan, iii. 165, 185, 243, 343 ; 
V, 120 

Argent, st^ Urgent 

Ariaansen, Jan, i, 235 ; ii, 230 ; iii, 84, 99, 
173, 184, 191. 192, 202. 210. 212, 236, 
249, 250, 252, 278, 287, 333, 337. 353. 
354, 356, 400, 404, 409 ; iv, 116. 183 ; 
▼, "8. 237, 353 

, carpenter, iii, 330 ; iv, 133, 137, 144. 

238, 257, 260, 267, 272,311, 313. 317 
V. 25, 36. 65. 82, 225, 273 ; vi, 124, 
126. 129, 131, 133. 135, 137 

— Marritje, iii, 30 
Arians. Arientje. v, 339 
Aris, Lysbet, iii, 337 

— Seletje, iii, 25 

Arissen, Hendrick, iii, 191, 192, 202, 210, 
216 

— Joris, V, 340 

— Rebecca, v, 351 

Amel (Aamol), Benedict, iii, 61 ; iv, 148, 

156, 327, 330 ; V, 79 
Arter, Charles, ii, 121, 126 
Asban (Asbom), Philipp, v, 91, 97, 99, loi, 

102, 103. 117, 120 
Ascou. Jan, iii, 331 
Asdalen, Symon Jansen, iv, 29s 
Ashman, Jno., vi, 128, 151 
Assembly , General, Delegates to, i. X17, 

131. 135, >40 
Aston, Jno., vi, 173 
Astrick, Edward, iv, 112, 156 
Asuems, Hendrick, iii, 316 ; iv, 238 ; t, 

222, 274, 324 ; ▼». 59, 85, 88 

Atkesen, Hethan, iv, 236 

Atkins, Aatton, iv, 228, 230, 241, 245, 346 



272 



Index. 



Atwatcr. Joshna. i, 324, 330, 331, 355 
Aucken, Lysbet, iv, 265 



B 



Bach, Samnel,yi, 318 
Backer, Captain, v, 290, 394 

— Christian Jacobsen, i, 309, 312 

— Jacob, i. 67, 99, 106. 134, 137* I4i» 251, 

258, 262. 266, 293. 295, 36S ; ii, 26-8, 
47, 54, 62, 71, 76, 165, 210; iii, 
54, 213. 225, 266. 273. 276, 279, 280, 
284, 297. 299, 311, 315, 317 tt seq., 

339. 340, 345. 348. 371, 379* 395; 
iv. 63, 107, 121, 139, 150. 262, 273, 
278. 290 ; T, 8. 31. 49, 50. 62, 67, 79. 
112, 118, 135, 224, 267. 279 ; vi. I, 90, 
15* 255, 331 ; vii, 150 ; nominated for 
Schepen, ii, 283 ; iv, 27 ; confirmed, 
28 ; nominated Schepen to fill vacancy, 
iv, 274 ; confirmed, 277 ; made Pre- 
siding Schepen, v, 17 ; elected Dele- 
gate to Provincial Assembly, v, 45 

— Jno., vi, 307, 312 ; vii, 18, 19 

— Margriet, wife of Jacob, vi, 255, 387, 

389 
^ Nathaniel Jansen, vi, 153 

— Nicolaes, ii, 160, 227 ; iii. 64. 387, 388 ; 

V. 94. 310 ; vi, 50, 59, 75, 86, 125, 151, 
176 ; vii, 152 

— Willem Jacobsen, iii, 393 

Badger (Badgard), Thomas, vi, 322, 342, 

347. 350. 355. 358, 362, 365 
Badts, Nathaniel, iv, 219, 266 
Baeck, Antony Loodewycksen, i, 196 ; ii, 

128, 129, 246 ; Burgher Provost, ii, 

2S9 ; app'd City Jailer, t^., vii, 157 
Bagyn, Anthony, ii, 40X ; iii, 151, 154, 250, 

289. 353. 364 ; iv, 64, 67 
Bahn, Marcus, surgeon, ii, 387 
Bailey, Amont, iii, 367, 400, 421, 422, 425 ; 

iv. 7. 8, 12, 33. 44, 88 
Baker, Jacob, vi, 7 
^ Jacob the, iv, 36 

— John, vi, 192 

— Nicholas Jansen, i, 393 ; vi, 262 
Bakers, list of, i, 46 ; doings of, iii, 359 ; 

V, 255 '* to \i9kt twice a week, iii, 378 ; 
complaints ag't, vi, 30 ; rules for, vi, 31 ; 



ordered to report on grain supply, vi» 

66 et seq. 
Bakker, Hendrick Willemsen, i, 257 
Balding, Mary, vi, 373 
Bally, Jan, iv, 283, 290, 292, 311 
Baltes, Aaltje, iii, 48 
Balthemver, Governor, iv, 189 
Bamboes, Hermen Jacobsen, ii, 382 et seq,^ 

388, 390, 398, 406 ; vii, 187 etseq. 
Bambri, Edward, an Englishman, vii, 84^ 

90 
Bancker, Gerrit, i, 369 
Barbados, iv, 198, 223 ; v, 296 ; vi, 214, 

244, 246, 249, 391, 399 
Barcker, John, i, 227, 230 ; v, 236 ; vi, 129, 

130, 136, 137. 271, 308 

— Raaf, v, 34 

— William, v, 313, 317, 318, 323 ; vii, 124 
Bar en Island, v, 117 

Barens, Elsie, iv, 340 ; v, 25, 224 ; vi, 2» 
209, 262 

— Meiken, iv, 67 
Barents, Geertruyt, v, 297 

— Jannetie, i, 250 

— Sarah, vi, 262 

— Tryntjc, i, 77 

Barentsen, Bruin, ii, 298, 301, 352, 369; 
iii, 368 

— Christian, i, 22, 62, 231, 326, 374 ; ii, 

20, 57, 72, 95, 201, 202, 351, 376, 
429 ; app'd Fire Warden, ii, 44 ; vii, 
152 

— Claea, vii, 143 

— Comelis, iii, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 66, 81, 

94. 95. 99, "5. 151. I54. '57, 235- 
7, 241, 243, 262, 263, 324, 338. 352, 

365 ; iv, 152 ; lime measurer, iv, 172, 

182, 187, 193, 201 ; vi, 214, 224 

— Foppc. V, 273 ; ▼!. 323 

— Hendrick, ii, 421 ; vii, 153 ; smith, iii, 

244 

— Hermen, ii, 419, 423 ; iii, 2, 5, 6, m, 

48, 55. 81, 239. 240 ; V, 13, 25 ; vi, 

133 

— Huge, iv, 97, 98, no, 311 ; v. 107 154 ; 

vi, 386 

— Jacob, i, 335 

— Jan, i, 54, 81, 85, 116, 161, 266. 267, 

391 ; ii, 196 



Index. 



273 



Barentsen — Continued, 

— Lambert* iii, 388, 393, 431, 433; iv, 

3, 8, II, 34, 45, 48. 49, 50, 52, 53. 
9^ 158, 159. i6r. 165, 335. 324, 343, 
388. 393 ; ▼. 2» "» 36, 59t 168, 322 ; 
Dame of wife of, iv, 47 

— Meindert, iii, 170, 171, 333, 342, 366, 

375. 38X. 389; »▼. 59. 63, 133, 217; 
cooper, V, 224; vii, 152 

— Richard, i, 228 

— Simon, ii. 424 ; iv, 94 ; v. 8, 37, 41. 49. 

75. 86, 117, 223 ; vi, 43, 195 ; vii, 83 
Barfort, Jan, iv, 183 
Barnar, Nicolaes, ii, 48, 58 
Barnes, Thomas, vi, 117, 120, 121, Z43, 

145, 146, 155 
Barry, Rich'd, vi, 140 
Bar^tinsen (Barsunsom), Jacob, i, 371 ; ii, 2, 

8, 9, 80, 113. 125, 132, 140, 161, 165. 

168, 170, 173. 293. 396, 397 
Bartelott, — , iv, 217 

— RiUert, v, 91, 96 

Baitels, John, Weighmaster, vi, 374, 381 
Baztelzen, Jonas, iv, 124; v, 31, 172, 221, 
293, 348 ; vi. 10, 46. 47, 100, 143, 145, 
358 ; vii, 7, 16 ; Farmer of the Excise 
00 Wines, v, 153, 158, 159 ; Fire War^ 
den, vii, 35 

— Waiiam, vi, 398 
Barton, Roger, vi, 11, 31, 34 
Barwick, Daniel, i, 403 

Bastardy^ see Maria Besems v/s v. Nienw- 

Und 
^ see Wjngait, Geertrayt, v/s G. Verplanck 
Bastiaansen, Jacob Jansen, smith, v, 44 
^ Jan, vi, 118, 131, 135 

— Michiel, vi, 33 ; of Fordham, 335 
Baxter, George, i, 118 ; ii, 139 ; rebels ag't 

the Dutch, v, 167 

— Thomas, i, 62, 73. 74, 81, 82, 84, 394, 

301 ; ii, 339 

. ii. 65 

— — , the pirate, i, 143, 149 
Boy^ Elbert in the. iii, 165 

Bayard, Balthazar, v, 176, 183 ; vi, 318, 
334, 388 ; vii, 99, 103 ; nmninated 
Schepen, vi, 397 ; Collector of Excise 
Money, vi, 403 ; refuses to become 
Collector of Weighhonse Fees, vi, 408 



Bayard, Lieut., vii, 68 

— Nicholas, i. 326, note ; v, 255, 279, 295, 

321, 323. 325, 329. 342, 344. 352. 353 ; 
vi, 48-50, 52t 53. 55. 67. 80, 92, 108, 
118, 120, 154, 158, i8x, 183, 184, 203, 
3IO, 312, 317, 228, 231, 245, 250. 251, 
259. 277. 278, 281, 284, 288, 289, 290, 
291, 296, 297. 299, 302, 303, 308, 324, 

329. 330, 335, 338, 348. 354. 363, 366, 
368, 376 ; to keep a Register of Excise 
Permits and act as Court Interpreter, v, 
356 ; asks for salary as Secretary, vi, 
17 ; compensation of, for handling 
moneys, vi, 29; allowed additional 
fees, vi, 119 ; nominated Burgom'r, vi, 
396; Secretary of the Province, vii, 

39 
Beaulieu, Capt. Augustyn, ii, 422, 436 et 

'^.y iii. 3. 5. 7, 9. ", 18, 19 ; Ship's 

Surgeon, iii, 18 
Beauvois, Carel, iii. 181, 184 
Beck, Joannes, ii, 425 ; vii, 151 
Becker, Jan, iii, 221, 227 

— Jan Jurianzen, iii, 192, 205, 327-9« 

231, 249. 268, 269, 371, 283. 393, 397, 
298, 303. 315. 325. 329. 337. 349. 356. 
363. 375. 380, 382, 393, 397, 400 ; 
name of wife of, v, 145 

Beckers, Merritje, iii. 220, 227, 332, 243, 
271. 275. 283, 332 

Bedloo, Isaac, i, 51, 59, 139; iii, 39, 196, 
224, 226, 392, 401, 424, 427 ; iv, 3, 9, 
18, 33, 106, 108, 113. 136, 191, 343, 
344. 260, 262, 272, 287. 290, 291, 394,. 

304. 307 ; ▼. 49. 54. 58. 63, 65, 79. 84* 
88, 91, 92, 109, 131, 214, 222, 367, 385, 
300, 303 ; vi. 7. 10, 15, 19, 54, 55, 58,. 
75. 78. 85, 88, 99. Ill, 114, 130, I4ip 
158, 161, 163, 171, 336, 305, 363, 365, 
375 ; name of wife of, vii, 43 ; Alder- 
man, vi, 144 ; again nominated, 30i ; 
nominated and confirmed Aldr., vi, 
361 ; continued as Alderman, vi, 333 ; 
nominated Captain 3d Militia Co., vi, 
357; made Overseer of the road to 
Harlem, vi, 363 

— Mrs., vi, 54 
Beech, John, vi, 383 
Beecke, Wilhelmus, v, 141 



274 



Index. 



Bceckman, Comelis, t, 159 

— Jochem, i, 140. 162, 176, 319, 329, 340, 

373, 410 ; ii. 99. 166, 296, 345 ; iii, 24. 
295. 395. 405, 407, 408 ; IT. 7. 30, 62, 
124. 128, 279, 308, 311. 328; T. 43, 
209, 224 ; vi, 154. 284, 288, 346. 356, 

358. 375. 377 ; vii. I43t 150 

— Mrs., vi, 13 ; slandered, ii, 184. i^, 200 

etseq., 212. 221. 244, 250, 265. 275 

— Tryntje, iii. 32 

— Willem. i. 49* SL 52, 54. 59. 67. 69, 72, 

73* 75, 76. 79. 82. 83, 85, 86, 88. 92. 
93. 98, 100. 102, 108, 113, 117, 118. 
130. 139. 143. 146, 150, 176, 178. 188, 
205. 208. 215, 247. 255, 258, 272, 315, 
320, 327, 330, 348, 372. 39'. 396, 397. 
411, 414; ii, I. 5, 26, 27. 28. 59. 76. 
95, 96, 103. 127. 141. 169, 171, 172, 
190, 195, 209, 225, 227, 231. 243, 244. 
262, 279, 282, 290, 370. 371, 408 ; V, 
315 ; vi, 13, 51, 66, 73. 75. 77. 79. 3i9, 
327, 383 ; vii, 9 ; appointed Scbepen. 
ii, 30 ; nominated for Burgomaster ; 
ii, 282, 319 ; vii, iii ; elected, ii, 320 ; 
vii, 113 ; nominated for Orphan 
Master, ii, 336 ; vii, 175 ; confirmed, ii, 
341 ; takes office, ii, 342 ; accused of 
smuggling, ii, 245, 250, 253 ; Schout 
at the Esopus, vi, 247 ; elected and 
confirmed Schepen, vi, 396, 398 
Been, Hendrick Jansen, vi, 48 
Beer, Cornells Willemsen, ii, 370 

— Skipper, ii, 382 
Beetman, — , ii, 129 
Benat, Anna, vi, 12, 17 
Benckes, Jacob, vi, 395 
Benhem, — , skipper, iv, 126 

Beninck (Bennick, Beningb), Egbert, iv, 
49. 55. 63, 74, 76, 214, 217. 238, 243. 
257. 284, 291, 293, 300, 309, 324, 330 ; 
son-in-law of C. J. Ruyter, iv, 214, 

vi. 57. 59. 61, 93 
Benman, Jan, iv, 57. 58 
Benneco, John, vi, 358 
Benne<i, Robert, vi, 105. no 
Bennet. Colonel, vi, 187 
Bcnsigh. Dirtk, i, 400 
Berck, Capt. Jacob, iii, 97 
Berckelso, Willem Jansen, vii, 32, 35 



Bercker, Jan. iii, 401, 424 

Bergen, N. J., iii. 324 : iv, 15, 174 ; ▼!. 

120; Court of, iv. 217. 238 
Bergen, Jan, skipper, v, 150, 153 

— See van Beigen 
Berri, Jan, iv, 112 

Berry, Capt. John, vi. 310. 315. 359, 3 
Berryman, Thomas, vi. 105, 127, 129, 143, 

212, 242, 322 
Bertian. Annetje, v, 123 
Besem, Maria, iii, 189, 197, 217, 233, 251, 

262. 267. 269, 297, 312, 327. 332, 355. 

376, 377. 382, 385. 393. 399. 409. 415, 

427 ; iv, 82, 93, 100, 103, 105 

— Pieler Adriaensen. v, 96. 99, 112 
Bestevaar, Jan, iii, 191 , 193 

— Jan, junior, iv, 121 

— Jan Jansen, i, 368; ii, 133, 3S0, 390, 

399; iv. 53. 176. 178, 206, 322. 331. 
340, 347; iv. 108. 118; V. 55 

— junior, iii, 272 
Bets, Goodman, iii, 153 
Beverlodt, Nicolas, i, 369 

Beverwyck (Albany), i, 159, 205 ; iv, 319 ; 
Court of, ii. 148, 153, 166 ; v, 164 ; let- 
ter to. iv, 305, 314 

Bicker. Victor, vi, 288 

Bickers, Aaltje, iii, 62, 63 ; vi, 38, 138* 
170, 282; vii, 104; wife of Nicolas 
Velthuysen, iii. 64, 72 ; v, 32, 42, 48 

Bierman, Hendrick, iii. 61 

Bievan, Nicolaes, i, 174 

Bigs, Timoty, vi, 7. 14, 41-3. 314, 322 

Bil, Fran9ois, iii, 165 

Bildert, Jasper, iii, 190 

Billion. Pieter, vi, 77 

Bird, George, i. 332 

Blacklets, Jan, iv, 306 ; v, 57 

Blackwell, Robert, i. 184 

Blackwflts Island^ i, 183, note, 377 

Blagge. Captain, vi, 307 

— Wm., vi, 269 
Blanchan, Mattheu, v, 137 

Blanck, Aagie, widow of Hermen, iii, 302* 

311 

— Aaltje, iii, 176 

— Cristiaan, iii, 293 

— Hermen, iii, 302 

— Jan, i, 99 ; ii, loi 



Index. 



275 



Blanck — Continued, 

— Juryacn. i. so. 92* «>8. 3i7t 37o ; ii, 93t 

224, 257, 400» 416 ; iii, 67, 70. 74. 76. 
83, 90, loi, 118, 25a, 272 ; iv, 61, 114, 
144, I50» 152, 162, 169. 238. 243, 282, 
294. 324 ; ▼, 32. 39t 45. 223. 280, 339 ; 
vi, 73, 75 ; vii, 1 53 ; Inspector of 
Weights, vi. 374 

— Symon, iv, 177. 180, 308 • vii, 13 
Blau, Gerrit Ilendricksen, farmer, vii, 119, 

131 
Blauvelt, — , ii, 56 

— Capt., i, 161 

— W. Albertsen, i, 138 

Block, Hans, vi, 239, of the South River, 
vii. 64 

— Jacob, iii. 190 

Bloetgoet (Goetbloet), Frans, iii. 93, 100, 

104 
Blommert. Adrian, i. 67, 85, 96, 99, 106, 

109, 123. 248, 251, 258, 369, 376. 382, 

384, 393. 407. 411. 418; ii. I, 6, 14, 

26. 27. 28, 66, 74, 88, 100, 101, 113, 

114, 242, 246 ; iii, 29. 204, 270. 273, 

285, 368. 377 ; iv. 306 ; dead, v, 129 ; 

vii, 143 ; nominated for Schepen, ii, 

282 ; elected, 285 
Bloomer, Robert, vi, 11, 21, 24 
Blyenberg, Paulus, iii, 180, 197, 200, 216, 

341. 348. 355 ; »▼. 208, 250 ; vii, 200 
Boda, Isaac, ii. 426 ; iii, 3, 26. 30 
Bode. Matthys, iv, 46, 78, 83 
Boeckstat, Jacob, i, 332 
Boes, Nicolaes, vi. 396 ; Captain Dutch 

Navy, vii. 7 
Bogaart, Teunis Gysbertsen. iv, 124 
Bogardus, Anneke, ii, 375, 379, 391 ; vi, 

28 ; land of, at Mespat Kil sold, vi, 

231 

— Jonas. V, 319 

— Willem, iii, 145. I53. 159 ; iv, 138, 168, 

169, 220, 280; V, 3, 6, 37. 43. 211, 
299. 3'M. 3M ; vi. 7. 26, 34, 103. 151, 
164. 178, 185, 207, 213. 218, 245. 252. 
266; vii, 150 ; Excise Ganger, vi. 402 

Boheem, Jacob, i, 370 

Bol, Jan Ciasen, t, 4 

Boiler, Mr., vi, 279 

Bon. Hester, vi, 29 



Bon, Mr., iii, 412 ; iv, 115, 137 ; vi. 57 

Bone (Boone), Jannetie, ii, 343 ; vii. 176 

Bonner, Jno, vi, 321 

Bonwet, Joseph, vi, 350 

Boogh, Freryck Hendricksen, v, 224, 259 

Boon, Francis, v, 5, 30, 221, 238, 300, 

329 ; vi. 247 ; Alderman, vi, 144, 150, 

163, 171 

— Matthys, iii. 7. 12, 71. 75. 86, 95 
Boot, Catharina, iii. 165 ; iv, no ; wife of 

Christ, van Laar, iv, 239 

— Dirck Ciasen, i, 148, 368 

— Jacob Ciasen, i, 170, 171, 190 

— Maria, i, 384; iii. 145, 151, 155, 160, 

168, 172, 177. 195, 217. 220. 227; iv. 
160 

— Merritje, iii, 74, 78, 80. 82 

— Nicolas, ii, 54, 60, 67, 70, 73, 84, 87, 

94, no, 124. 125. 133. 178. 180. 214. 
221, 276, 280. 297, 343, 374, 380. 386, 
389, 394, 399. 418 ; Hi, 5, 35, 42. 45, 
119, 166. 191, 203.217. 221. 372, 393, 
397, 427 ; iv, 120, 129, 131, 134, 136, 
138, 143, 145, 279, 280, 296. 300, 304. 

309, 315-17, 322, 323, 327. 331 ; ▼. 

49, 197, 281 ; cannot agree v^ith his 
wife, Merritje Joris, 335, 338 ; iv, 304, 
328 
Bordingh, Claes, i. 96, 99, 126, 138. 174, 
183. 186, 190, 248. 272, 317. 370, 379 ; 
ii, 28, 61, 150. 177, 182, 183, 214, 224, 
242, 243. 257 ; iii, 22, ^, 374, 385 ; 
iv, 6. 8, 103, 124, 281, 306 ; V, 6, 9, 
12, 31, 68, 88. 223, 239 ; vi, 137, 270. 
277, 280. 344, 347, 363 ; vii, 143. 151 

— Susanna, v, 331 

— Willem, skip|>er, iii, 395, 396 
Borton, Mr., v, 311 

Bos (Bosch), Albert, vi, 236, 238, 244, 
251, 254, 294, 338. 359; vii, 17; 
cutler, app'd Inspector of Weights, vi, 

374 

— Hendrick, v, 223, 328 ; vi, 57, 323 ; vii, 

3, 120; app*d Fire Warden, vi, 184 

— Jan, iv, 211 ; v, 209, 219, 228, 236,289, 

293, 300 ; vii, 99, 103 

— Jan Jansen, v, 63, 225 

— Pieter Comelissen. of Purmerlant, iii, 

22 



276 



Index. 



Boshaysen, Cornelis, ii, 268 ; iv, 103 

Bosser, Mr.« i, 339 

Boston^ Mass., i, 68, 251, 349 ; ii, 280, 
369 ; iv, 228, 240, 245. 266. 293, 313 ; 
V, 69, 204 et seq., 335 ; ri, 118, 330, 
333 ; report that English fleet has ar> 
rived at. t, 200 ; arrival of English war- 
ships at, v, 88, 105 

Botser, Jan, i, 120 

Bottelaar, Jcems, iv, 128 

Boulter, Enick, vi, 366, 386 

Boart, Goodman, iii, 331 

Boat, Comelis Mounts, iv, 207 

— Jan Evertsen, i, 171, 386 ; ii, 8, 12, 49, 

58. 156. 159. 327. 385 ; iii. 88 ; v, 31, 
66, 223, 2S6; vii, 152 

— Willem, ii, 152 

Bouwery^ instructions for officers of settle^ 

ment along the, vii, 21 et seq. 
Bowel, Joseph, vi, 346 
Bowers, Pyant, iv, 189, 193 
Boyer, Symon, v, 86 
Brackenbury, John, vi, 39 
Bradis, Catrina, v, 289 
Brady (Bredy), Jcems, iii, 167, 177, 181, 

309, 407, 4". 415 ; !▼. 88, 91, 97 

Braeck, Dirck Classen, ii, 131, 137 

Braidley, Tho., v, 317. 319, 323, 327, 353 ; 
vi, 161, 178 

Bralin, Pieter, i, 50 

Brandlay, John, v, 313 

Bredenbent, Willem, iii, 47, 54, 181 

Bredon, Tho., vi, X17, 118 

Bremer, Adam, iii, 287 ; vi, 262 

Breser, Kerry, i, I74f 266 ; ii, 23, 96. 289 ; 
iii. 97, 110, 170, 191, 197. 325. 393; 
iv, 42, 147, 149. 150. 232, 336 ; V, 225 ; 
vi. 53. 65, 70. 71. 76, 80, 83, 88, 90, 
160. 162. 167, 170. 173-5. 178. 212, 
217, 221. 225, 229, 232, 250. 253. 255, 
264, 269, 391 ; vii, 153 ; house of, at 
the Ferry by the Fresh Water, v, 202 

— Susanna, v, 41, 44 
Breun, Mr., iii, 48 

Briant(Bruyn), Alezr., iii, 267, 375 ; iv, 59 ; 

vi, 189 
Bridges, Charles, v, 203, 267, 280 ; vi, 33 ; 

/// van Brugge 

— Sandi, V, 203 J vi, 143» X47. I49 



BridncI, Richard, i, 108, 1 14, 120, 149, 183, 
207. 213, 254, 255, 257, 259 ; iii, 152 : 
iv. 50, 52 

Briel, Josyn, vii, 151 

Brinckley, Mr., vi. 315 

Britton, Daniel, iv, 280 

— Nathaniel, v, 146, 149, 159, 237. 247, 

260. 262, 263, 274, 277, 280, 285, 299» 

338, 341 ; vi, 384, 390 
Broadhead, Ann, vi, X19 
Broeders, Grietie, wife of Barth Maan, vi, 

207, 283 
Broerzen, Gerrit, iii, 223, 227 

— Jan. iii, 62, 63, 72, 227, 407, 411, 415 

)Bronck, Jems, i, 53, 89 
Broncks Land, v, 259 ; vi, 7, 15 
Broune, William, vi, 53 
Brouwer, Adam, iv, 21 

— Jan, V, 188 

— Jan Gerritsen, i, 371; ii, 26, 27, 113, 

123 

— Willem, i, 371, 392 ; ii, 67 ; iii, 237 
Brown, Jan, ii, 401 ; iv, 311, 313 

— Mr., iii, 114 

— Susanna, ii, 214 
Browne, John, v, 267 ; vi, 178 
Browns, Wm., vi. 23 

BrucktUn, L. I., i. 71, 79, 140, 159 ; ii, 
154. 298. 301 ; iii, 147, 407 ; vi, 216 ; 
Court of, ii, 22. 175 ; iii, 398 ; iv, 257 ; 
letter to. i. 177 ; vii, 51 ; letter from, 
i, 181 ; Magistrates of, summoned for 
conference, i, 201 
Brugges, John, Appointed Alderman, v, 250 
Bruinsen, Aucke, ii, 351, 366, 368 ; vii, 
182 

— Elder, ii, 291 

— Jochem, vii, 151 
Brunswyck, Hans, ii, 383, 388 
Bruyn (Briant), Alexr, i, 376 ; iii, 267 

— Jan, V, 82 

Bruynen, Willem Janzen, iii, 109 
Bruynsen, Age, i, 87. X13, 161, 227, 370, 

386 ; iii, 72, X64, 172 ; iv, 136 ; vi. 

147. 153. 167, 168 

— Annetie, i, 87, 113, 118 

— Pieter, i, 266 
Bmyver, Tomas, v, tSo 
Biyaot, Mr., vi, aa 



Index. 



277 



Bryel (Briel), Tousaint, iii, 64, 70, 183 ; v, 

356 ; vi, 320 
Bryn, Mr., i, 360; ii, 380 
Bugby. John, vi, 338, 349 
Ballaine (Bolline, Bolleyn), James, y, 267, 

279, 285 ; Captain, 292, 298. 336. 337 
Bullock (Bolleck. Bolck, Bnlcq), Richard, 

i. 234. 236, 249* 363 ; ". 95. 96. 243 ; 

iii, 164. 167. 305t 306, 3x3 
Burd, Jan, vii, 7 
Btugen, Maria, ir, 288 

— Saartje, iii, 221, 330 

Burgkir right, i, 45 ; ii. 262, 287 ; vi. 374 ; 

vii, I So, 190, introduction of, 149 ; 

Jews not admitted to, 154; privileges 

under, ii, 98 
Burghtrs, list of, vii, 150, 200 
Burr. John, vi, 312 
Burton, Caleb, v, 267, 320 
Buskwick, L. i., iv, 227 ; vi, 334 
Buskin, Thomas, vi, 15 
Busshell, William, seaman, vi, 187 
Butler, John, vi, 216 
Butt, Jeems, iii, 119, 310 

— Joseph, vi, 213, 221, 224 

— Thomas, vi, 366, 373, 379 
Buttsler, Jan, ii, 197 
Buyns (Ruyns), John, iv, lai 
Buys, Aert Pietersen, v, 259 
^ Jacob, i, 51. 59,61 

— Jan Comelissen, alias Jan Damen. ii, 

93 ; vii, 152 

— John Pietersen, app'd Overseer of Ford- 

ham, vi, 362 

— Pieter, i, 67 ; ii, 420 ; iv, 6 

— Pieter Jaoobsen, i, 320, 334, 368. 393, 

411 ; ii. II, 33, 42, 55, 62, 68, 70, 73, 
76, 81, 84, 87, 118, 128, 163, 186, 189, 
211, 292, 307, 326, 333, 340, 368. 370, 
427; iii, 3, 7, 12, 202, 203, 217, 219, 
as*. 233. 241, 253, 304, 344, 348 ; iv, 
94, 98, 286 ; vii, 143, 150 
Byswyck, Pieter, iii, 371 



Caatber. Mr., iv, 138 
Calder, Jochem, i, 143 
Calebuys, Arent Jaoobsen, i, 263, 265, 367, 
315, 403 ; ii. 39. 48, 57. 72 



Calf, Jacob, ii, 118, 124, 126, 183, 213, 

420; iii, 12 ; vii, 152 
Campen, Arent, iii, 25, 27, 36 
Canidal, Geoi^e, vi, 95-98, 100, 102, 107, 

no, 113, 147, 148, 161, 164, 165, 168, 

173 
Cant Island^ vi, 128 

Capel, Mighiel, iv, 112 

Capito, Matys, i, 80, too, 114, 181, 206, 
322, 323. 328, 374. 392 ; ii, 23, 89, 94, 
97. 120. 228, 241, 381, 382, 384. 389, 
399; iii. 173; vii, 152 

Capoen, Catrjma, iii, 53 

— Christina, i, 148 ; ii, 72, 88, 202 ; iii, 

286, 306,341.407,411,415 

— Pieter, v, in 

Capps, James, v, 91, 96, 97, 99. 101-3, 

120. 121. 124. 338, 349 
Card. James, vi, 157 
Cardel, Madaleen, wife of Raaf, ii, 3S9 

— Raaf, ii, 399 ; iv, 72 

Carelsen, Hans, iii, 30. 62, 382, 387, 393 ; 
iv, 308 ; V, 126 ; vi, 43, 334 

— Hendrick, v, 242 

— Joosi. i, 141, 212, 230, 234 ; ii, 254, 

265 ; iii, 303, 343, 347, 423 ; iv, 63, 

66, 151, 154, 162, 167, 187, 220. 221 ; 

V, 225, 261 
Carey, Tennis, vii, 3 
Carmer, Abram, vi, 180, 224 
Camesen, Jan, i, 149 
Carpenel, Jan Jacobsen, vii. 151 
Caqienter, Joseph, vi, 154, 157 
Carpesy, Gabriel, iii, 171 
Carpyn (Corbyn), Abraham Pietersen, iii, 

408, 412, 413, 420; iv, 31, 34 t^seq,^ 

314; V, 8, 234,235,311 

— Elsie, vi, 179 

— Piet, vi, 29. 32. 33, 57, 60, 62, 63, 65, 

70, 72, 76, 77. 79, 82, 86-90, 92, 95, 
97.99. >o5. 107. no. 114. 115, ii8, 
143 ; name of wife of, iv, 34 

Carpyn, ue Corbyn 

Carr, James, vi, 86 

— Capt. John, vi, 305 

— Thomas, vi, 124, 147, 149, 152, i6i, 

164 
Carre, Robert, vi, 41 
Carrebon, Jan. ii, 247 



278 



Index. 



Carreman, Jan, i, 62, 70, 71, 74, 310 
Garret, Mary, vi. 136, 137 
Carstens, Aagie, Hi, 311 
Carstensen, Claes, i, 403 ; iii, 424 ; iy, 3 ; 
vii, 151 

— Jan. i, 399 

— Lauwerens, iii, 146, 171 

Carteret, Capt. Philipp, vi, 20, 314, 317, 

319, 322, 381 
Cartwright, Colonel, ▼, 143 
Carver, Will., v, 291, 301 
Carvet, Tomas, v, 236, 267, 292, 300, 303, 

341 ; app'd Controller of Excise, vi, 24 
Case, Thco., vi, 76 
easier, Philipp, vi, 334 
Casige, Philipp, iii, 239 
Caspersen, Caspar, iii, 64 

— Pieter, i, 269 
Cassjer, Jan, vii, 72 

Cattoen, William, i, 336 ; ii, 168 

Cawjm, Jacob, i, 371 

Ceely, Robert, vi, 136 

Cces, Jan, ii. 307 

Chaers (Shears ?), Abraham, iii, 82 

Chambers, Thomas, iv, 309 

Chappel, John, iv, 121 

Charleton, Die, v, 182 

Chartier, Fran9ois, viii, 93 

Chatlin, John, vii, 120 

Chavelier, Jno., vi, 203 

Chefters (Chesters), Christina, iii, 195, 

206 
Cherry, Francis, vi, 103, 104 
Chester, Samuel, v, 350 ; vi, 78, 86 
Chnrcher, William, vi, 312, 317 
Churches and Schools^ see also Schoob : 

— the Reformed, i, 54 ; ii, 25 

— the first in N. A., ii, 154. fUfte 

— requires repairs, ii, 50 ; iv, 57 
*- window glasses of the, ii, 183 

— repairs of the, in Fort, vi, 367 

— churchyard needs fencing, v, 253 

— ass't preacher app'd, vi, 292 

— new minister expected, vi, 309 

— Wardens elected, vi, 18, 103, 145, 215 ; 

vu, 126, 132, 142. 175. 237 

— Deaconry of N. A., iv, 43 

— Deacon Cousseau, iv, 206 

— beadle, vi, 300 



Churches and Schools — Continued, 

— minister's salary, vi, 44, 58, 79, 240, 

300, 310, 365 

— voluntary contributions to, vi, 58, 79 

— money for salary of ministers collected, 

vi, 40, 44, 58, 79 

— rendering of accounts, vii, 144 

— unauthorized baptism, vii, 82 

— Dutch Refd, to be maintained to the 

exclusion of others, vii, 36 

— at Newtown, L. I., i, 361 

— Consistory of Midwout, iii, 403 

— Lutheran, vi, 348, 351. 353 

— to be moved, vii, 13 

— Lutheran minister, vii, 60 

— Latin School, iii, 15 
City Affairs, general, i, 266 

EXCISE : 

— Restaurant, ii, 233 

— Excise licenses, ii, 228 ; vi, 364 

— Renewal of ordinances rel. to taverns, 

iv, 225 

— Sale of liquor to Indians, ii, 418 

— Infraction of excise law, vii, 44 

— Officials free from excise, vi. 274 

— Renewal of liquor licenses, vii, 155, 185 

— Excise matters, vii, 262 

— On the Bouwery, v, 253 

— Visiting cellars of dealers, vii, 227 

— Farmer of excise in arrears, vi, 393 

— Collection of excise, vi, 401 

— Receipts from excise, vii, 147 

— Excise money not forthcoming, vii, 237, 

241. 249 

— Rules of the Slaughter Excise, ii, 232 

— Slaughter excise to be farmed, iii, 4 

— Farming of the Slaughter Excise, iii, 

20, 58 

— Excise of slaughtered cattle to be col* 

lected, V, 312 

EXECUTIVE : 

— Prayer before opening, vi, iii 

— Burgomasters and Schepens, how elec* 

ted, i, 156 

— Second Burgomaster and additional 

Schepen appointed, i, 271 

— New Burgomasters and Schepens ap- 

pointed, i, 281 ; continued in office, ii, 
30 



Index. 



279 



City Affairs — Continued, 

•— An Acting Burgomaster appointed, iii, 

155 

— Election of Burgomasten and Schepens, 

ii, 16 et seq.^ 2^etseq.^ 282 ei seq, ; 
iv, 195 et Sfq, ; v, 15. 183 

— Preparing for election of Burgomasters 

and Schepens, ii« 291 

— Schout reminds Burgomasters and Sche> 

pens of new election, iv, 194 
-^ Secretary van Ruyven present at elec- 
tion of Burgomasters and Schepens. iv, 

195 

— Election of Burgomasters and Schepens, 

declared illegal, ii, 322 ; amended, 323 

— Election to fill vacancy among Schepens 

iii. 45 ; iv. 273, 274 

— Burgomasters and Schepens refuse to 

take oath of allegiance, unless altered, 
V, 143 ; Uke the oath, v, 145 

— Mayor, etc., continued in office, vi, 74 

— Nominations for Mayor and Aldermen, 

vi, 200 

— Election of new Mayor, etc., vi, 260, 

332. 394 

— Election of Burgomasters and Schepens 

after return of Dutch, vi, 396 

— New rules for electing Buigomasters 

and Schepens, vii, 1 10 // seq, 

— Order for executive meetings, vii, 140 

— Attendance of members, ii, 63, 364 ; 

iii, 162; iv, 35. 204; V. 189, 289; 
vii, 122 

— Salary of Burgomasters, i, 244, 270 ; ii, 

307f 30S, 310 et seq,^ 321 

— Oath, taken by inhabitants, vii, 2 

— Swearing in the people, vi, 399 

— Dinner to Stuyvesant, i, 271 

— Burgomasters and Schepens asked, why 

they object to Company's officers, ii, 
323 ; answer, 324 

— Burgomasters and Schepens ask Stuyve- 

sant to convoke a Provincial Assembly, 
iv, 318 ; Stuyvesant replies, iv, 319 

— Articles to be discussed at the Assem- 

bly, iv, 325 

— Resolved to send delegates to Holland, 

iv, 325 
— - Burgomasters and Schepens decline to 



make a representation of state of affain 
to Directors, iv, 331; answer Stuyvesant 
on the state of the country, v, 19 et 
seq. ; ask for a General Provincial As- 
sembly, V, 33 ; think ordinances con- 
tradict each other, v, 46 ; ask Stuyve- 
sant for a conference, v, 60 ; write to 
the Duke of York, v, 160 ; give Stuy- 
vesant a testimonial, v, 233 

— Deliberations on new charter, vi, 364 

— Letter to the Governor, vi, 377 

— New Burgomasters and Schepens sworn 

in, vi. 398 

— Letter to Court at Kingston, v, 137 ; to 

Long Island villages, vii, 52 

— Burgomasters and Schepens exercised 

over the sudden departure of a man-of- 
war, vii, 31 ; at odds with Gov. Colve, 
vii, 40 ^/ seq, 

— Letter from Burgomasters to Stuyvesant 

asking relief from duties, vii, 161 

— Wampum, hours of work, fortifications 

to be considered, vii, 189 et seq, 

— Burgomasters and Schepens are asked to 

give their opinion on the imminent war 
with England, v, 88 et seq. 

— Letter from Burgomasters and Schepens 

to Directors W. L Co. announcing 
surrender, v, 114 

— Form of government changed, v, 248 et 

sfq- ; vi. 395 

— Deputies from the commonalty in confer- 

ence with Dutch Admirals, vi, 395 

— Gov. Colve about to leave, vii, 12S, 133 

— Committee appointed to administer the 

Govt, of Province, vii, 133 // seq. 

— Committee appointed to greet Gov. An- 

dros, vii, 138 

— Surrender to the English, vii, 138. 139 

— Burgomasters and Schepens called upon 

to fix pilot's fees, vii. 7 
^ Burgomasters and Schepens request per- 
mission to fill municipal offices, ii, 288 

— New instructions for the municipal offi- 

cers, vii, 36 

— Burgomasters and Schepens demand ap- 

pointment of a Burgher Schout, ii, 
109 ; the fiscal of N. N. provisionally 
app*d, ihiJem 



28o 



Index. 



Gfy 

— Sdiout, i. no, 127, 144, 155. 185. 217, 

233 : ii, 108, 109, III, 121, 218 

— Scfaoat's fees. It. 18S ; vii, 262 

— Fees of Sheriff, etc., esUblishcd, vi, 77 

— The Sdioat to vote at ekctions of 

Buigomasten and Scfaepens, iii, 257 

— Scfaoot o i d cie d to renew laws, iii, loS 

— Duties and privileges of the Schoat. y , 95 

— Conit Messengerto report to Schoat, iy. 

87 

— Election of a new Schoat, y, 160 

— Tonneman discharged as Schoat, y, 166 
— - Secretarj, i, 73, 79 ; the Secretary alone 

to giye copies of minutes, etc., y, 81 ; 
additional fees for, ri, 119; made 
Vendn Master, yii, 229 

— Hi^ ConsUble or Bailiff, i, 278, 282 ; 

u, 80 

— Soryejors, i, 23, 295 

— Reoeiyer of Reyenaes, i, 150 

— Coart Messenger, i. 78, 90, 152 

— Crier, i, 151 ; yii, 238 

— Keeper of the Shambles, ii, 349 

— Marker of barrels, ii, 58, 349 

— Ganger, ii, 260, 262. 266 

— Roles for the ganger of barrels, ii, 356 ; 

yii, 177, 204, «i 

— Measurer of grain, ii, 272, 337 ; his 

fees, U. ; yi, 214 

— Oyersceis of hones, etc., yi, 215 ; their 

instructions, 222 ; branding of hotaes, 
etc., 237. 239 

— Commissaries of Marriage, ii, 301 

— Ap pointment of Orphan Masters asked 

for, i. 380 

— New Orphan Masters elected, yi« 144 ; 

vii, 217 

— Vendn Master, i, 76 

— Herder of hogs, i, 79 

— Sworn butchers, ii, 222 : their fees, y, 

312 ; their instruction, yii, 258 

— Unsworn butchers complained of, yii, 

260 ei seq. 

— Inspectors of staycs, packed meat, etc., 

appointed, yi, 113 

— Inspecton of bread, iii, 390 ; iy, iii ; 

yi, III, 266; yii, 257; report oom- 
plainU, iy. 178. Set Trade, Bakers 



- Salary of PabKc Weigher, yi, 143 

- Salaries of preachers, etc.. i, 128, 145, 

209, 223, 232, 233 ; y, 294 

- Salaries of municipal officers, i, 233, 236 

- Disposition of Court fees, iii. 46 

- Burgcrrii^t, ii, 365, 410 ; iii, 250, 270 ; 

y, 166 : yii, 147. iSo. 224, 240, 242, 
254, 256. 258 

- Silyer mace, seals, and gowns, pccsented 

to the dty, yi, 19S 

PINANCES: 

i, 126 // «y., 145, 281, 327, 328 ; ii, 24, 

164, 174, 3»3 ; ▼. 253 ; ▼». 17 ; vii. 63, 

206, 256 

- In bad shape, yii, 140. 147 

> Letters from Burgomasters and Sclie- 

pens to Gov. Colve on City financn, 
vii, 39. 116, 167 

• Bell paid for, ii, 78 

- Mint proposed, iii, 383 

- Quota to Proyindal Reyennes, i, 234, 

232 

- Collection of weekly assessments, y, 338, 

352 

• Payment of weekly assessment to be en- 

forced, yi, X09 

- Money to be raised by aacssment, yii, 

• Money for quartering soldiers, y, 254 

- Debts to be paid ont of W. I. Co.'s 

property, yi, 38 

- Bnrgerri^t, payments for, delayed, ii, 

359 

> Voluntary tax for repairs of defences, i, 

366 rfM^. 

- Li^ of taxable inhabitants, y, 221 /# J»y./ 

yu, 143 

- Taxes and reyennes, i, 166, 169, 341 ; 

ii, 217 ; iii. 14 ; vii. I34» 182, 299, 233 

- Statement of reyennes, iii, 14 ; yii, 

170 

- City cannot pay its debts, ii, 369 ; yi» 

171 ; yii. 104 

- Debts of the City, ui, 38 

- Debu being paid, ii, 393 ; iii, 78 ; vi, 

177 

- Payment for improyements, ii, 182 



Index. 



281 



Ciiy Affatrs-^CanHnued, 

— Real estate, i, 223, 393 ; vi, 329 ; vii, 

90. 91. 97. 147, 157. 158, 164, 166, 
172, I75» 176, 181, 184, i86, 189, 191. 
192, 209, 210, 218 

— Survey of lots on Broad Str., vii, 245 

— Taxes on real estate, ii, 162 

— Collection of taxes, vii, 97, loi, 134, 182 

— Lot of ground sold to Gov. Lovelace, 

vi. 287 

— Subscriptions for a loan to the City, v, 

29 to 33 

— Collection for the poor, iii, 431 ; vi, 

266 ; vii, 242 

— Treasurer ordered to give aoc't, iv, 20 ; 

app*t of, vii, 141, 142, 210 

— Treasury empty, v, 107 

— Acc*ts called for, vii, 242 

— Office abolished, v, 255 

— Salaries of Mace Bearer and Jailer, vi, 

260 

— Means of raising minister's salary, vi, 310 

TOJL dbpa&txemt: 

— Fire Wardens, i, 304 ; ii, 230 ; vi, 184 ; 
vii, 35, 203. 205, 206, 264, 265 ; to in- 
spect chimneys, v, 298 ; vi, 393 

— Thatched roofs to be removed, ii, 419, 

424 ; vii, 184 

— Ladder and buckets, vi, 67, 92, 158, 382; 

vii, 49, 66, 191, 194, 201, 209, 213, 
217, 228 

FORTIFICATIONS : 

— V, 268 et seq. ; vii, 59 

— Stockade and defences, i, 65 ei seq.^ 72 

etseq,^Kf>\ ii, 161 

— Repair of fortifications, i, 177, 182, 186, 

209 ^/ seq., 214 et seq,^ 363, 365, 406 ; 
▼i. 306, 382, 385, 392 

— Hogs ruining the walk of the Fort, i, 78, 

97,98 

— City to be prepared for defence, v, 104 

eiseq, 

— The Half Moon before City Hall, vi, 

315 

— Houses to be removed from near Fort, 

vii, 12 



MILITARY : 

- The Guardhouse, i, 112, 139 

- Watch during church, ii, 52 

Militia, i, 129, 146, 150, 188, 189, 196, 
233. 302, 314; iii, 17; vi, 402; to 
parade, vi, 144 ; appointments and 
rules, vi, 300 ; fines, vi, 371 

New Militia Company organized, vi, 357 

Citizens called in for deliberation of 
military enlistments, iv, 273 

Means to enlist soldiers needed, iv, 276 

Call for volunteers ag*t the Indians, vii, 
232 

Soldiers rioting, v, 261 

Assessments for soldiers' quarters, vi, 
105, 106 

Quartering soldiers upon inhabitants, v, 
207 ei seq. 

Gov. NicoUs accuses Burgomasters and 
Schepens of neglect of duty in quar- 
tering soldiers, v, 211 et sfq. 

Conference about soldiers' quarters, v, 
212 ; Gov. Nicolls present, ib. 

Soldiers to be lodged, v, 220 

Soldiers' quarters, v, 232, 302 

First soldiers' barrack, v, 337 

POUCK: 

Provost Marshal, i, 252 

Burgher Provost and City Jailer, ii, 289 

Jailer, salary of, vii, 231 

The Jailer and his duties, ii, 294-6 

Police, pay of Captain of, vii, 264 

Executioner of criminal judgments 

app'd, vi, 279 
Rattlewatch (night police), i, 265 ; v, 

319 ; vii, 256 
Police rules, iii, 187 ; vii, 35, 137, 196, 

200 
Tax for paying police,, vii, 198, 902, 

203. 214. 217 
Men for police, called up, vii, 263 
Hours of work, ii, 410 
Order about driving on the pier, vi, 85 ; 

about cattle running free, vi, 349, 351 ; 

about strangers, vi, 356 
Board for prisoners, vii, 4 



282 



Index. 



City Affairs — Continued. 

— Sanitary rules, v, 87 ; vi, 349 ; vii, 187, 

— Ill-smelling cheese complained of, iii, 

164 

— Ordinance ag't hogpens, etc.. renewed, 

vii, 161 ; ag't firing on New Year's 
Day, etc., renewed, vii, 262 

— Inspection of meat, vi, 359 

PROCLAMATIONS : 

— Placards not to be published, v, 97 

— Publication of orders, vi, 42 

— Proclamation for a Day of Thank^v- 

ing, etc., i. 79. 222. 342; ii, 40; for 
Day of Prayer, etc., iii, 148 ; iv, 269 ; 
vii, 144 ; for Fast Day, ii, 346 ; for 
monthly Fast Day published, vii, 30 

— Declaration of war with Holland pro- 

claimed, vi, 382 

— Peace with England proclaimed, vii, 106 

PUBLIC works: 

— The Commons, ii, 0, 125 ; vi, 194 

— Fencing of outlying lands, vi, 176, 179, 

181, 183 

— Improvements, i, 231, 287; ii, 29, 33 

ft seq,, 61, 85, 113, 170, 183, 203; vi, 
170, 329, 388 ; vii, 168, 173, 215, 224 

— The Graveyard, ii, 24 ; fencing of it, v, 

313 

— Paving of streets, i, 300; ii, 289, 310; 

▼i. 356, 359 ; vii, 192 

— Complaints for not paving streets, vi, 

370 

— Improvement of road to Harlem, vi, 

296 

— Streets, i, 276 ; ii, 179 ; see Streets 

— Street cleaning, i, 31, 33, 38 

— Election of Overseers of Roads, v, 342, 

345 ; ▼». 69, 185, 222, 228. 235, 296 

— Sheet piling of the Graft (Broad Str.), i, 

231 ; ii, 336 ; vi, 377 

— Assessments for improving the Graft, 

vii, 246^/117.. 253-5. 257. 258 

— Damages claimed for land used, vii, 159 

— Well in City HaU yard, vi, 308 



Letteijfrom Burgomasters to Stuyvesant, 

on City improvements, vii, 162 
Sheet piling, on the East R. shore, ii, 

170. 203, 250. 275, 281, 289 ; vii, 164 ; 

before City HaU. ii. 183 
Letter to Albany relative to piling on 

the EastR., v, 233 
Fence along North R., vi, 245 
Improvements of the water-side, vi, 259, 

301. 3*5 ; vii, 158. 166, 183 ; vii, 252, 

260 
Survey, i, 295. 394 ; ii, 43, 44, 86, 170 
Map spoken of, vii, 165, 193 
List of books in City Hall, vii, 139 
Ferry, ii, 217, 246 ; iii, 14 
Market, establishment of a, vii, 216, 

219, 221 

TRADE: 

Rate of wampum, ii, 410 

Currency, iii, 16, 17 

Consideration of the price of wampum, 

iv. 153 

Trade, ii, 63, 93, 94, 100, 120 ; vii, 23a 
// seq. 

Foreign trade, iii, 15 ; vii, 225 

Rule for exporting flour, vi, 347 ; log- 
wood, vi, 348 

Teller of bricks app'd, vii, 250 

Bricks from Holland, vii, 250 

Wharfs and piers, iii, 377 ; vii, 319, 
263 

Fees for wharf privileges, vi, 81, 364 ; 
vii, 225, 240, 250, 252, 262, 364 

Tonnage dues, v, 263 

Rules for s»hips, vii, 69, 70, 77 // leq.^ 

91 
Weighscales, i, 52, 56 ; ii, 217, 246 ; 

vii, 229 
Weights and measures, ii, 15, 162, 262 

et seq., 266; vi, 364, 374. 381 ; vii, 

157. 202 
Burgomasters and Schepens petition for 

the proceeds of the Weighscales, ii, 

308 ; vii, 168 ; refused, 3x2 ; vii, 169 
Income from the Scales, etc., granted, 

vii, 117 
Order rel. to the Scales, vi, 47 
Weighscales to be farmed, vi, 401, 407 



Index. 



283 



City Affairs — ContinufJ, 

— Weigbscale laborers, vi, 402 

— Laborers at the Weighscales petition 

for increase of wages, denied, iv, 227 

— InstnictioHb for laborers of the Weigh- 

house and the porters, v, 256 

— Wages of Weighscales laborers, ▼!, 

132, 402 

— Instructions for Superintendent of Meas- 

ures, vii. 204 

— Carters, vii. 122 

— Rules for public porters, vi, 292, 293 

— Carters and Weighhouse porters, vii, 

79. fio 

— Ordinances for the carters, vi, 76, 105, 

360 

— Duties of the carters increased, vi, 99, 

273 

— Public carters reprimanded, vi. 217 

— New duty for carters, vi, 259 

— Complaints ag't carters, vi, 360 

— Public carters form a guild, vi, 70 

— Public carters to work for the City, vi, 

401 ; vii, 30 

— Rules for bakers, iii, 378 ; vi, 31 

— Price of bread 6xed, iii, 285 ; iv, 218 ; 

vii, 219 et seq.^ 224 

— Bakers ask to have price of bread in- 

creased, iv, 220 ; partly granted, iv, 224 

— Ordinance rel. to bakers renewed, vi, 

161 

— Bakers consulted on export of grain, 

vi. 287 

— Powder, duties paid in, vii, 253 

City Hall, City Tavern becomes, i. 49, 65, 
261 ; t>ecoroes property of the City, i, 
219 ; used as store and dwelling-house, 
i, 291 et seq., 304, 348 ; fire in, vi, 287 

City Hall Place, iv, 2 

Claarbout, Hendrick, iii, 102, 105, 106 

— Hendrick Jansen, banished, no ; taken 

to Virginia, 1 14 
Claarhout, Walraven, v, 222 ; vi, 25, 33, 

50, 112, 121, 137, 156, 217, 219, 227 ; 

drowned, vi, 248, 250 
Claas (Claes, Claasen, Claesen, Claazen, 

Claesen), Abba, ii, 334 

— Andries, i, 375 : »"« 88. 93 ; v, 131, 150. 

224 ; tailor, vii, 153 



Claas, Antony, i, 67 

— Bartelt, iii, 65 

— Bastiaen, iii, 185 ; vii, 200 

— Carsten, i, 52, 81, 82, 85, 116 

— Claes, i, 405 

— Dirck, ii, 127. 141. 383, 39©. 39i. 4o6 ; 

iii, 64. 93, 185 

— Donw, iii, 287 

— Emmerentie, v, 10, 1 1 

— Evert, iii, 159 

— Frans, i, 371 ; ii. 122, 125, 137 ; iii, 235; 

iv, 80 ; V, 224 ; vii, 153 

— Jan, ii, 428 ; iii, 221, 343 ; v, 43 

— Lysbet. vii, 34, 65 

— Marritje, i, 255, 258, 259 ; ii, 166 ; iii, 

170, 175. 182 

— Marten, iii, 312, 386 ; carpenter, iv, 79, 

86, 9a. 95» 98, III 

— Pauwel, vii, 200 

— Pieter, i, 61 ; iii, 144 ; v, 112 

— Sybout, i, 50, 52, 55, 58, 75. 76, 83, 85, 

100, 115, 211. 264, 287, 315, 318, 322, 

3*4. 327, 330. 333. 373. 390. 399. 4oa, 
408; ii, 61, 113, 139, 160, 178, 203, 

242. 355. 363. 365. 370. 422 ; iii, 57. 
153. I56» 169. 178, 185, 198, 245. 268, 
342. 347 ; iv, 78, 104. 289, 300 ; v, 6, 
9. 12, 38, 68, 73, 222. 239 ; vi. 54, 73 ; 
vii, 143, 151 

— Symon, i, 298 ; ii. 50, 56, 59 ; iii. 188 : 

iv, 162, 164, 166 

— Tryn, ii, 426 ; iii, 70, 104, 284, 317 ; 

iv, 35. 259. 266 ; V, 35 

— Willem, ii, 280; official butcher, ii, 

222 ; vii, 153 

Clabboard, Thomas, iv. 316 

Clarke. Robert, i, 255 

Clein (Cleyn), Elmerhuyzen, iv, 200, 344, 
345 ; V, 44 

Clein (Kleyn, de Cleyn), Hnge Barenxen, 
iv, loi ; V, 32, 217, 222, 241. 247 ; vi, 
2. 3. 5, 12, 16, 19, 22, 27, 30, 32, 44, 
46. 48, 50, 52, 57, 62, 63, 66, 67. 69, 
71, 77. 80, 81, III, 112, 115, 118. 127, 
128, 154, 157, 164, 166 ; app'd Overseer 
of Roads, vi, 222 

— Jan Comelissen, i, 89, 115, 236, 311, 

329. 332. 337 etseq., yjz, 391 ; ii, 57 ; 
iv, a, 5, 6, II, 13, 18. 66, 73 



284 



Index. 



Clein, Willemtie, vi, 2 
Clercq, Jacob, i, 70 

— Robert, i, 81 

Clcy (Clay). Omfric, v. 338 ; vi, 31, 39. 44. 

48. 53. 65, loi 
Clock, Abram, i, 50, 371 ; ii, 149, 202 ; iii, 

291, 421 ; iv. 239 ; V, 222, 246 ; vii, 

153 

— Pelgnim. ii, 351, 413 ; iii, 10, 40, 49, 

197, 356. 386. 398-400. 404» 417 ; iv, 
70, 71. 79. 81, 82, 86, 91, 99, 100, 103, 
339 ; V, 6, 47 ; notary, iii, 348, 353, 
356, 362 ; reproved and suspended, iii, 
349 » again reprimanded and fined, iii, 
416 
Clocq, Tryntie, vi. 190, 192, 298, 304, 320, 

344. 376 
Cloet, Jan, vii, 193 
Clof. Richard, i, 203 
Clomp, Jacob, i, iii, 114, 122, 352, 374, 

418 ; ii, 75 

— Jacob Symonsen, i, 264 

— Lambert, i, 92 

CloppenboFKb, Comelis Jansen, i, 375 ; 

comes from Brazil, ib, 
Clopper, Comelis, vi, 48, 71, 73, 115, 136, 

210, 212, 218, 221, 230, 233, 234, 240, 

246. 281, 344. 346 ; vii. 26 

— Comelu Jansen, i, 371 ; ii, 39 ; iii, 7, 

10, 31. 36. 39. 89, 91, 98. 114. 173, 
175. 347, 366. 392, 424 ; iv, 2. 5, 208. 
298 ; V, 4, 150, 225 ; vii. 143 ; smith, 

151, 153 

— Jan Jansen, iii, 335 

Clyn, Pieter, Comelissop, ii, 49 
Cnelizen, Cnoulits. Jan, iii, 36, 49, 207. 

216 
Cnoulitz, Jan. iii, 312 ; iv, 96, 200, 250 
Cobbet, George, vi, 114, 228 ; vii, 13, 34, 

45 

Cock. Andrew, notary, ii, 230 

— John. vi. 54. 186, 187 

— Rogier, iii, 40 

Cockrill. John, v, 305. 309, 322 ; vi, xo, 

19, 105, 165, I7ir 174 
Cocksael. Mary, t. 174 
Cocz. John, V, 309 
Code. James, ii, 417 
Coderrie, Joh., vii. 19 



Coe (Coo). Mr., i, 243, 260 ; iii. 343. vii. ii 

— Jan. ii, 345 ; iii. 382 ; v, 170. 243. 277 ; 

vi, 283, 284, 289 

— Robert, vi, 133 ; vii, 33, of Jamaica 

Village, vii, 48, 54 
Coele, Comelis Jansen, i, 64, 85. 96, 100. 
106. 213, 384. 401. 402 ; ii. 37, 39. 101, 

167 ; iii. 145. 155 
Coen, Adriaen Dircksen, i. 74, 88. 155 ; it, 

56,60 
Coenraetsen. Comelis. i, 220, 225 
Coerten, Geert, wife of Geurt. ii, 184, 200 

— Geart. i, 87. 96. 99. 106. 211. 236. 266, 

267. 269, 272. 292, 295, 298. 370 ; u, 
20. 184, 187, 194, 200. 212. 221. 231, 
243. 244. 248, 249 ft seq., 259, 265, 
270. 364 ; ui. 78, 152 ; vii, 15a 

Coets, Daniel, i, 384 

Coffin, Peter, vi, 246 

Cogel, Willem, iv. 260. 272 

Cogens, Willem, iii, 226 

Cohen (Cohin, Cohan). Jacob, Jew, ii, 47, 
61. 67. 74, 76, 83, 197, 201, 305, 329, 

374. 375. 419, 424 
Cohn, Abraham, iv, 73 

Cokz. Thomas, y, 268, 350 

Coleert (CoUert), William, vi, 134 

Coif ex. Richard, i. 252 

Collier, Capt., vi, 128 

— Thomas, vi, 54 

Colombie, — . ii, 75. 82, 259. 268, 275, 
280. 325. 336 

Colve, A., vi. 396, 398 ; vii, 7 ; letter to, 
from Burgomasters and Schepens, vii, 
39; at odds with Burgomasters and 
Schepens, yii, 40 ; announces his near 
departure, vii, 128, 132 ; in Court to 
give orders for prevention of mischief 
at the surrender, vii, 137 

Cdmmunipaw^ N. J., i, 364, 385 ; iii, 

93 
Coninck, Aldart. i. 371 ; y, 31, 222 ; vii, 

143 ; Uilor. 151 

— Capt, ii. 29, 73 
Conne, Robert, vi, 103 

Conninck, Tomas, v, 46, 51. 54. 59. 77. 
125. 132. 133, 223 ; yi, 197. 257 

— Cattelyntie, vi. 335 
Connstable, Francis, vi, 51, 54 



Index. 



285 



Constape1« AaUje, v, 218, 221, 231, 232 

— Barbara, v, 221 

^> Willcm Cornelissen, iv, 248 
Contacl, Willcm, i, no 
Cooke, George, vii, 17 

— John, vi. 244. 273 

— Mr,, vi, 249 

— William, vi, 3S3, 390 ; vii, 18 

Cool, Barent Jacobsen, i. 1S6, 195 ; ii, 
102 ; iv, 56, 77 ; V, 223, 293 ; vii, 146, 

151 
— , elder of the porters, v, 256 

— Jacob Barentsen, vi, 177, 191 

— Jan, i. 82, 83, u6, 149 

Cooley (Cooly), Jannetie, vi, 194, 196 

— John, V, 326; vi, 74, 96, 100, 112, 121, 

138, 163, 165, 202, 217, 219, 227, 230, 
233. 234. 236, 240, 246, 307, 337, 350, 
355. 359. 366 ; smith, vii, 2, 3, 15. 32, 

34.93 

— app*d Fire- Warden, vi, 393 

Coolvelt, Lourens, vi, 374 ; vii, 43 
Coopal, a nickname, ii, 372 

— Jan, ii, 361, 39^. 40i» 405, 4" ^i seq. ; 

iii, 243 ; IV, 220 

— Jan Carsen, ii, 425 ; iii, 147. I54 

— Jan Hendricks, i, 228, 262, 316 ; iii, 

6. 77 ; vi, 259, 331 
-~ j^^ Jan Hendricksen 

— John, vi, 285, 299, 326, 354, 363. 381 
Cooper, Comelis Prins, seaman, vi, 214 
— , Harmen, the, i, 147, 290 

— John, vi, 275 

Cooty, Rabba, vi, 51, 74, 149, 151, 259, 

294 ; a Jew, 305 
Coppen, Jacob, i, 181 ; iii, 31, 44, 376 ; iv, 2 

— Jacob Clasen, vii, 151 
Coppens, Daniel, iii, 188 
Corbegier, Gabriel, vii, 203 
Corbyn, Abr., vi, 54. See Carpyn 

— Abraham Jansen, iv, 2 
Cordea, Marck, vii, 32, 74 
Corenhart, Barent, notary, iv, 118 
Corke, Robert, vii, 17 
CorUar^s Hook, land on, vii, 26, 39 
Cormish, Thomas, vii, 16, 29, 31 
Cornells, Celtje, i, 167, 170, 177, 179, 190 

— Anna, iii, 23 ; iv, 95, i3i, 135, 181, a8i ; 

▼. 4. 5, 9. 88 



Comelis, Ariaanljc, v, 202 

— Dicwer (Deborah), ii, 375 

— Janncke, ii, 350, 408 

— Lysbet, v, 101, 150, 155 ; vi, 20, 23, 24, 

25, 29. 32, 34 

— Nceltie, vi. 334 ; wife of Jacob Ix)oper, 

vi, 307 
Cornelissen, Adriaen, vii, 26, 62 ; Schepen 
of Precinct beyond Fresh Water, vii, 
127 

— Aart. V, 52 

— Anaen, vi, 3, 69, 96, 181. 349; app'd 

Overseer of Horses, etc., vi, 215 ; app'd 
Overseer of Roads, vi, 222 ; husband- 
man, V, 291, 295 

— Carsten, vi, 302 

— Claes, vi, 262 

— Comelis, i, 293 

— Dancker, iii, 368 

— Gerrit, vi, 120, 125 ; vii, 153 

— Gysbcrt. iii, 28S 

— Hendrick, iii, 173. 177 

— Ide (van Vorst), ii, 49 ; name of wife of, 

iv, 123 

— Jan, i, 97. 211. 346, 347. 378 ; ii* 7. '3. 

20, 74, 83, 332. 340, 367, 381. 385 ; 
iii, 64, 115, 242, 262 ; iv, 326 ; v, 325 ; 
vi, no, 237, 245; vii; 55, 57, 103; 
the Zealander, i, 142 ; iii, 148, 157, 
167. 178, 227 

— Loans, i, 88, 96 ; ii, 263 

— Mayke, ii, 75 

— Paulus, vi, 108, no, 170 

— Pieter, ii, 342 ; iii, 25 ; iv, 46 ; v, 223 ; 

vii, 57 

— Pieter, junior, ii, 99 

— Pieter, carpenter, i, 94, 106, 114, 134, 

132. 135. 167, 170, 177, 179, 187, 190, 
370 

— Pieter, millwright, iii, 408, 411, 421, 

424 ; and his daughters, iii, 108, 117 

— Pieter, the Swede, v, 149 

— Reyer, miller, iii, 295, 375. 38a. 388, 

424 ; iv, 3, 5, 13, 16, 18, 66, 68 

— Roelof, i, 181, 206, 316 

— Tennis, iii, 42 

— WiUem. iii. 190 ; iv, 338 

Cornell, Richard, iv, 334 ; v, 352 ; vi, 303, 

306 



286 



Index. 



Cornell, Sarah, ii, 12, noU 

— Thomas, ii, Z2, note 
Comely, Guiliam, iii, 74 
Cornwel, Lysbet, iii, 212 

— Sara, wife of Card van Brugh, iii, 

154 
Corsen, Comelis, vii, 74 

— Dirck, i, 133 

— Geertje, iii, 211, 294, 336. 399 ; >▼. 16, 

21. 24 

— Grectje, iii, 421, 423 ; v, 263 

— Jan, vii, 85, 88 
Coit, Lysbet, iii, 115 

— Simon Hermsen, iii, 21, 29, 33, 35, 39, 

50, 62, 64. 89, 93. 115. 170, 180, 219, 
238, 243, 249, 267. 287, 352, 366, 375. 
381. 388. 393 ; iv, 59 ; V, ii. 87 
Corteljou, Jacob, proposed as Schout, i, 

2i7» 233 

— Jacques, ii, 358, 402 ; iii, 104, 166, 

190. 193, 194. 202, 203, 217, 219. 232, 
233, 238, 241. 258, 322 ; vi. 13. 51, 
325 ; vii, 179 ; derelict in duty as city 
surveyor, vii, 59 ; letter to, 80 

Corten, Jan, iv, 17, 23. 67, 87 

Cortten, Joannes, iv, 10 

Corvoe, Jan, iii, 269 

Cos, Claas Pietersen, ii, 385 ; iii, 78, 88, 
152, 153, 191, 240. 289, 302; iv, 259; 
V, 315 ; vi, 45 

Cossaert, Jacques, vi, 40, 44, 79; ap- 
pointed collector of weekly assess- 
ments, V, 352 ; asks for higher com- 
mission, vi, 4 

Coster, Dr. Samuel, iii, 190 

Cosyns, Grietie, i, 352 ; ii, t6o 

Coures (Goers, Coersen, Courten), Barent, 
V. 222, 263 ; vi, 196, 230, 233, 260, 
281. 344, 346 

Court Proceedings : 

— Court, jurisdiction of, ii, 251, extended, 

etc., iii, loi, 102, iii 

— Question of jurisdiction, i, 187 

— Court tests beer, i, 360 

— Sessions of court suspended, i, 274, 333, 

419 

— Treatment of suicides, v, 93 



Court ProceedingS'-CofUinutd. 

— Torture to be applied, iv. 68 

— Fees of officers regulated, iii, 46, 199, 

205 ; vi, 106. 107, 178, 363, 364 

— Court charges, i, 220 

— Reference to Court of Assizes, v, 354 

— Salary of Court Messenger, ii, 276 

— Bill of fees, iii, 168 

— Instructions of the Bailiff, iii, 343 ; iv, 

54 

— Severe sentences for riotous conduct, 

iv, 232 et seq, 

— Executed, iv, 235 

— Bailbond, iv, 240 ; explained, iv, 245 

— Litigants ordered to produce their in- 

tendit. ii, 289 

— Certificate to be used in Virginia, ii, 376 

— Disposition of 6nes,ii, 340 

— I'Cgal terms, ii, 408 

— Taxing of bills, ii, 423 

— Costs, vi, 30 

— Engel Hendricx executed for child>mnr 

der, vi, 188 

— Case referred by Court of Harlem, vi, 

40 

— Court held at Harlem, vi, 324 

— A last will proved, vi, 43. See Wills. 

— Vote on sentence, iii, no et seq, 

— First jury trial and 6rst English minutes. 

▼. 267 

— Order for jury trials, v, 330 

— English to be used, vi, 263 

— New precinct this side of Harlem, vi, 

400 

— Rules of practice and procedure, iii, 

loi ; vi, 29, 116, 164. 179, 376, 393 

Coushe. Jacques, vi, 334 

Cousseau (Cos^eau), Jacques, iii, 94. 145, 
151, 154, 183, 224, 228, 290. 291, 299, 
304. 312, 367. 371. 401. 413, 425, 430 ; 
iv, 4, 16, 19, 63. 65, 72, 74, 75. 88, 
92. 93, "3, >28, 139, 176. 194. 21a, 
226, 239, 244, 252, 270, 273, 291. 392, 
296. 326, 331 ; V, 14, 30, 37. 49, 53, 
54. 56, 63, 72, 124, 130. 135, 156, 176, 
180. i8i, 193. 195. 197. 213. 214,223, 
228. 232, 238, 241. 273, 274. 280, 283, 
285 ; vi, 22, 59. 81. 203, 209. 212, 214, 
244. 247, 255, 256, 263. 268, 270, 271, 



Index. 



287 



323. 326. 328» 331, 336, 343. 346. 350 
357. 366, 373. 379. 391 ; name of wife 
of, ▼, 284 ; Deacon, iv, 3o6« 211 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, iii, 260 ; again, iv, 
27 ; a third time, 195 ; confirmed, 197 ; 
nominated Schepen, t, 184 ; confirmed, 
185 ; Mme., vi, 5, 13 

Cousterie, Hendrick, v, 277, 316, 320, 327 ; 
vi, ICO, 103, 142. 150, 166, 176. 338 

Coutrie, Lysbci, v, 117 

Crabbe, Tomas, iv, 115, 138, 316 

Craemer. Elia, iv, 317 

Craffoort, Jan, v, 180 

— Mr., vi, 122 
Crafte, Thomas, vii, 130 

Crap, Jacobus, i, 369, 409; ii, 196, 202, 

223 
Cray, Gerrit, vi, 6g 
Cregier, Capt., ii, 89 

— Frans, vi, 51 

— Jannetie, vii, 89, 95, 99, 108 

— Marten, i, 5, 8. 49. 51. 65 ; iii, 23, 38. 

40. no, 207 ; iv, 39, 50, 55, 115, 131, 
170, 180, 200, 214; V. 33, 138, 221. 
320. 342, 343 ; vi. 55, 85, 299 ; vii. 150 ; 
Burgomaster, iii, 23, 38, 40. no ; City 
Treasurer, iii, 394 ; nominated for 
Burgomaster, iv, 27 ; again, 195 ; con- 
firmed, 197 ; house of, iii, 159 ; resigns 
as Burgomaster to become Capt.-Lieut. 
of the forces, iv, 268 ; successor of, 
elected, iv, 273 ; Captain of a Burgher 
Company, vi, 144 ; nominated Burgo- 
master, vi, 396 ; Superintendent of 
FortiB cations, vi, 407 

— Marten, junior, vi, 335 ; nominated 

Schepen, v, 16 

— Willem, V. 3. 6 

Creles, Geert je, widow of Phil. Jan. Ringe, 

iv. 55 
Crisson, Isaac, v, 13 
Cristman, Andries Johan, i. 63, 76, 77 ; see 

Kristman 
Cristoffels, Anneke. iii, 62, 277 
Cristoffelsen, Frerick, iii, 275, 279 
Croeger, Arent, iii, 25 

— Catharine, wife of Nicasius de Sille. iii, 

90; vi, 149.210 
Croesen, Gerrit, vi, 2x7 



Croesvelt, Baey, vi, 252, 318, 323 ; vii, 28 

Croeswelt, Jamica, vi, 318 

Croezens, Anna Claas, iv, 64, 81 

Croisson, Jacques, app'd Constable of Har- 
lem, vi, 207 ; has left Harlem, vi, 
322 

Cromby, Abraham, iv, 90, 103, 294, 299, 
318, 321 

Cromhuyzen, Melchior, iv, 292 

Cromtap, Claas, ii, 344 ; v, 180 

Croon, Claes, i, 106, 133, 138, 140, 148, 
151, 154, 160, 161, 167, 170, 171, 176. 
179. 185-187, i8g. 198, 203 

— Dirck Jansen, ii, 363 

— Jan. surgeon, iii, 361 
Crow, Maregriet, i, 162 
Croyson, Pierre, v, 287 
Crul. Skipper, iii, 150 
Crump, Tho., vi, 341, 350 

— Willem, i, 203 

Cruyff, Herbert Herbertsen, i, 358, 360 

Cniytdop, Barent, iii, 28. 32-34, 38, 50, 

92. 94, 104, 115, 145. 151, 153. 155, 

161, 171, 176, 177, 180. 181, 182. 185, 

188, 222, 227. 233.' 236, 237, 239, 293, 

302. 310. 325, 342. 367 405. 421 ; iv. 
129, 161. 221, 255, 256, 262, 327, 335. 

341 ; V. 8 

— Grielje, iv, 43, 49, 129. 135, 144. 217. 

220, 227, 255 
Crynen, Dirck, ii, 390, 405 

— Jan. ii, 20, 300 

Comelissen, v, 124 

Cuey, Dirck Claes. i, 374 
Curafoa^ W. I., iii, 412 

Curtius, Alexander Carolus. iii, 98, 103, 

166, 190, 199, 20I, 253, 344 
Custens, Mr., of Virginia, ii, 333 
Custers, Anna, ii, 386 
Cutt, Jeems, iii. 37 
Cuvelje (Adriana), Aryaentie, i. 107 ; iii, 

56, 113 ; wife of Gulyn Vigne, ii, 349; 

heirs of, claim damages, vii, 159 
Cu3rper, Gerrit Jansen, i, 125, 126 
Cuyter, Joghim Pietersen, estate of, vii, 

180 
Cyperus (Syperus), Mighiel, iii, 412, 414 
Cyrc, Titus, iii, 230. 252; iv. 17. 193. 

209 



288 



Index. 



D 



Duly, John, vi. 270. 290, 323 

d'AcosU, Joseph, ii,4i6, 419 ; iii, 154, 157 

Did. Marck, vi, 14. 31, 34, 40, 44. 47-50, 

52. 161. 165 ; vii, 53, 104 
Dameford, Rachel, vi, 176 
Damen, Jan, i, 89, 107, 122, 318 ; ii, 2, 6, 

93. 263 ; T. 271 

— Jansen, ii, 349 ; ▼, 234 ; vi, 37. See 

Buys, Jan Corn's 
Damxel, John, v, 267, 285 ; vi, 8, 57, 121, 

122, 254, 2SS 
Dandamie, Capt. Thomas* i, 249 
d'Andiada, Salvador, i, 313, 371, 388 
Daniel, Edward, iv, 112 
Danielsen, Jacob, iv, 154 ; vi, 177 

— Jan, ii, 117, 126 
Darby, Abraham, iv, 183 
Darm (Dorham), Mo8es« v, 279 
Darrel, Charles, vi, 41 ; dec'd, 42, 43 
Darval (Dervall). Wm., vi, 33, 112, 117, 

244, 247, 282. 305, 318, 335, 359 ; vii, 
4 ; nominM Alderman, vi, 394 
Davenport, Humphrey, vi, 210, 912, 216, 
220, 221. 225, 226, 230, 234, 237, 238, 
x^o, 250, 253. 255, 264, 271, 274. »8i, 
30S, 339, 387 

— Nathaniel, of Boston, made Bnr^ier, vi, 

315; vii, 108, no 

— Rachel, wife of Hompbrey, vi, 308 ; 

oomplains ag*t her husband, 309; to 
live again with her husband, vi, 315 

Davides, Alexander, vi, 34a 

Davidt, Yvent. v, 226 

Davidts, Christian, v, 259, 265, 342 ; vi« 6, 

14 

— Christoffel, v, 288 

— James, iii, 424 ; K «> 4i» 4*, 136, 137, 

207, 209, 220, 221, 28S ; V, 130, 124, 
133. 150-3* 168, 224, «3i 

— Kit, V. 43 

— Nicolas, iv. 206, 303 ; v, 215 ; vi, 24, 

41. 45, 387 : dead, vi 388 

— Saml, son o£ Nicolas, vi, 3S8 

— Tamas, iii, 275. »79 ; »▼. 98, I07 ; ▼»» 

239, 260, 29S, 299, 301, 302, 306, 311 ; 
vii, 103 
Davidtsen. Jacob> ii, 396, 411, 413 



Davis, Tamis, V, 275, 278: vi, 117, lao, 

121, 130, 158, 161, 162 
de Backer, Hendrick, junior, vi, 141 

— Joost, iii, 352 

de Baker, Hend., vi, 178 
de Boer, Adriaen, vi, 260, 279, 283, 290 
de Bruyn, Comelis, i, 369 ; iii, 204, 209, 
223 

— Frands, i, 326, note ; iii, 82, 165. 180, 

185, 186. 197, 216, 299, 325, 329, 353, 
360, 376, 391, 392, 395, 4CH, 418. 430 : 
iv, 8, 17, 21, 29, 33, 40. 49, 65, 74, 

76. 77, 97. "6. 117, 144, 145, 147. 
152, 160, 162, 164, 183, 185, 199, 207, 
219, 224, 226, 280, 287, 344 ; V. 113, 
132, 307 ; ▼!, 43 ; ▼ii. aoo 

— Huybcrt, iii, 155, 160, 166, 169, 170, 

219 ; vii, 200 
de Caper, Jan, i, 142, 149 ; >▼. 237 ; vi» 

136 
de Carman, Geort, alias Genrt Coerten 
Decker, Gerrit, iii, 35, 41, 49 ; vii, 200 
de Conninck, Tobias, v, no 
de Coster, Joseph, i, 371 ; ii, 131, 136, 

140, 142, 147, 254 
de Cromp, Freridi Hendricksen, iii, 2S4 
de Cuyper, Abraham, v, 200 

— Jan Jansen, i, 92, xoi 

de Decker, Johannes, i, 311, 315, 318. 323, 
323, 327; ii, 148; iii, 56, 113, 199, 
207, 213, 214, a73, 3a>, 308, 356 «f 
j«f., 391, 413, 418, 421. 423 : rr, 8. 

27. 36, 45. 99, IOO. "33, 139, 30». 305 ; 
V, 64, no, 129; vi» 256, 263, 268, 
270, 275, 276 
de Drayer, Freiid^ ii, 327 

>i,35i 

i, 371 ; ii, 194 

— Louens Aadriemen, ii, 148; jar vaa 



de Fcrera, David, ii, 401, 406 ; m, 34, 49 

de Ffiencs, Diewcrtje, widov o£ Jacob Yci^ 
plaack, iii, 109 

— Gilbert, iii, 109 

De Fofecat, Isaac, i, 67, 86, 88, 93, 114. 
n6, 126, 150, 242, 278, 300, 303, 316, 
325. 329. 333, 353, 371. 393. 412, 417 : 
ii, 2, 5. 26-8» 34. 6t, 83. 126, Z40» 
148, 154, ■•ar, 155, tW, 177. 210, 211. 



Index. 



289 



de Foreest, Isaac — Continuni. 

213, 328, 260. 355, 365, 366, 408 ; ill, 
4, 44, x68, 196, 261. 270, 272. 273. 

280. 388. 408, 4". 412-4, 416. 421. 
423 ; W. 14, 48, 91, 135. 138, 172. 178, 
192. 226, 239. 273. 274, 290, 296, 300. 
311. 313, 314, 335, 336; V. 2, 4. 31, 
120. 124, 126. 133. 134, 140. 151, x8o. 
223, 237. 239. 241. 247, 262. 264, 307. 
331, 332 ; vi, 53, 137, 170, 251, 278, 

281. 283, 286, 297. 299, 301, 314. 319 ; 
vii, 143, 150, 157 ; made Great Burgh- 
er, ii, 315 ; nominated for Schepen, 
319 ; elected, 320 ; con6rmed, 325 ; 
nominated Schepen, iv, 195 ; again, 
T, 16 

— Jan, V, 2 ; vii, 85, 89, 99 

de Gabry, Timotheus, ii, 421 ; iii, 78 ; see 

Gabry 
de Goyer. Dirck, iy, 164 

— Eldert, i, 400 ; ii, 169, 172 ; iv, 6 
Herbertsen, ii, 139 

— Gerbreght, ii, 422 ; iii, 8 

de Graaf, Jan Andriessen, iii, 25, 37, 145, 
169, 177, 181, 202, 210, 216, 219, 372, 
399. 402 ; iv. 58-60. 97. ICO 

de Groot, Dirck Jansen, vii, 86 

— Jacob Pietersen, Schepen of Precinct 

beyond Fresh Water, vii, 127 

— Willem Pietersen, i, 360, 371 ; ii, 123 ; 

iii, 310, 321, 329, 338, 342, 344 
de Haan, Jacob, iii, 160, 170, 175, 221, 

229, 231. 399 
de Haart, Balthazar, iii, 85, 96, 100, 107, 
120, 175, 191, 194. 201, 208, 231, 325. 

33o» 332. 335. 336, 343. 381. 386, 395, 
396, 4x2 ; iv, 96, 261. 266. 272, 278, 
279, 290. 294, 399. 308. 311, 318, 321, 

339. 341 ; ▼. 27, 30. 34. 54, 64, 135, 
153, 164, 169. 172, 222, 245. 267. 311, 
344. 345. 348. 355 ; ▼». 2, 3. 5, 6, ix, 
12, 14, x6, 17, 19, 22, 24. 27, 32, 44, 
46, 48, 50, 52, 58, 63, 66, 74, 75. 77. 
78, 80, 81, 102, III, 112, 116, 1x8, 
120, 121, 127, 128, 135, 138, 140, 141. 

142, 145, 148, 149, l5^ 154, 157, 

164, 195, 205, 210, 256-8, 275, 311, 

327. 329. 336. 354. 357. 391 : ▼". X7. 
loa 



de Haart, Daniel, iv, 96, 99, 211, 219; 
V, 344: vi, 80, 256; vii, 125 

— Jacob, vi, 139 ; vii, 11, 19, 20, 69 

— Matthyas, vi, 262, 382 ; vii, 93 

— Matthys, brother of Balth. and Jacob, 

vii, 69 
de Haas, Andries, i, 47, loS, 322, 370, 407 ; 
ii, 255 ; iii. 48» 54. 66, 67, 72, 78, 82, 
89. 191, 195. 202, 268, 298. 301, 308, 
325. 343 ; iv, 296, 300 : V, 67; vii, 143, 
X52 ; Superintendent of Measures, etc., 
▼ii, 205 

— Catharina, iii, 170, 382 

— Gabriel, i, 316, 328, 353. 358, 386, 389, 

398, 401 ; ii, 20 ; iii. 26, 35. 42, x6i, 
162. 1 88, X99. 200, 240 ; vi, 209 ; name 
of widow of. V, 150 
Barentsen, i, 373 

— Rocl, vii, 57 

— Roelof, the widow of, becomes wife of 

Jacob Crap, ii, 196 
de Hagenaar, Comelis, iii, 284 

— Mathys. v, 228, 240, 241, 247 
de Heer, Pieter Lambersen, iv, 59 

de Hondecoutrie, Daniel, iv, 181 ; v, X13, 

193, 223 ; vi, 103, X48, 164 

— Dan., Ensign of a Burgher Co., vi, 144 
de Hooges, Anthony, iii, 30 

de Hubert, Lieut., vii, 103 
Deinder, Jan, iv, 237 
de Jager, Comelis, iii, 27 
de Jardin, — , vi, 271 

— John, vi, 219, 227 
de Jongh, Claes, i, 374 

— Jan Gillis, iii, 216 

— Jan Jansen, i. 67. 92, 93, 96, 113, 126, 

220, 225, 228, 237 ; iii. 190, 191, 193. 

194, 202. 203, 209, 276, 409, 412. 413, 
418, 419, 430 ; iv, 9, 10. 15, 17, 61, 
67. 86-8, 92, 94, 113, 148, 185, 278, 
280, 283, 284, 287, 289 

— Jan Jansen, see Jan Jansen, Junior 
de Kerman Mary, i, 234 

— Michiel, i 230 

de Kersansvaarder, Hermen, v, 6, 9 

de Kleuse, Jannettie, vii, 82 

de Kleyn, Gerret Huygen, vi, 362, 270, 277, 

294,363; vii, II 
de Kuyper, Abraham, v, 136, 135 



290 



Index. 



de Knyper, Andries, i, 132, 149 

— Gcrrit, i, I77» 250 

— Harmen, i, 154, 160, 167, 171, 176, 178, 

205, 208 
de la Montagne, Joannes, iii, 287. Ste la 

Montague ; Commissary at Fort 

Orange, iv, 289 

, Junior, iii, 325 

Monjeer, father-in-law of Jacob Kip, 

V. 179 
de la Motthe, Jacques, i, 240, 241, 244, 

294, 298 
de Lancester, Lonwise, vi, 334 
de Langh, Claes, sergeant, i, 409 

— Jacobus, i. 75* 4I5. 4i8 

— Sieur, i, 400 

de la Nooy, Abram, i, 67, 69, 74, 92, 109, 
1x0, 126, 148, 150. 175, 220, 266, 300, 

368, 393 ; ii. 55, 62, 68. 75, 76. 81, 84, 
151, 260, (Upster,) 263, 266, 291, 299, 
306, 377 ; iii. 19. 57. 109, 186, 199, 
200, 207, 215, 220, 224, 282 ; iv, 159 ; 

▼. 327, 329 ; vi, 233 ; vii, 143. 153 ; 

name of widow of, iv, 169 ; licensed 
as schoolmaster, vi, 115 

— Marycke, iv, 23, 79. 82. 84, 97, 132. 182, 

X93, 212 

de la Plyne, Nicolaas, iii, 323 ; iv, 126 ; v, 
32, 217, 224 ; vii, 152 

de Laschar, Solomon Pietersen, i, 371. See 
La Chair 

de]la Scheer, Solomon, ii, 12 

de le Sina, Abram, i, 290. 303, 306, 313, 
391 ; ii, 66, 80 

de la Vaal, Thomas, v, 120, X2i, 124, 188, 
220, 268, 301, 302, 307. 3", 326, 333. 
334. 350 ; vi, 5, 13. 22, 27, 39, 44 ; 
68, 88-90, 97. 113, "7. 120, 121, 134. 
143, 162, 169, 171, 200, 226, 257, 278, 
285, 291, 309, 390; appointed Alder- 
man, v, 250; appointed Deputy Mayor, 
V, 268 ; Mayor, gone to Albany, vi, 
45 ; has been at Milfort, 47 ; nomi- 
nated and confirmed Alderman, 201 ; 
continued as Mayor, 261 

Dde. David, iii, 27, 100. 115. 3". 4i6 

de Looper, Jacob Teunissen, vi, 95, 102, 
122. 126. X27. 131. 133. 138. 163, 164. 
169, 220. 226, 291, 299. 358 



de Lorette, Antony, i, 162 

de Maersman, Elizabeth, widow of Benj. 

van de Water, marries Wat. van de 

Veen, ii, 149, 191 
de Maker, Pieter, i, 369 
de Marck, Balthazar, v, 241 ; vi, 209 

— Guiliam, iii, 179 

de Maree, Jean, appointed Constable of 

Harlem, vi, 232 
de Mareest, David, vi, 36, 324 ; Schepen 

of Harlem, 400 ; appointed Overseer 

of Harlem, vi, 92 ; continued, 150 
de Mareschalk, WiUem, iv, 168, 171, 181, 

211, 247, 255 ; V, 30, 73. 75. 78. 80. 

82,84 
de Mereda, Judicq, i, 241 
de Meyer, Luda, iv, 168, 170, 253 ; da. of 

Hendr. van Dyck, iv, X74 ; wife of 

Nicolaes, vii, 198 

— Nicolas, i. 330, 352, 353, 358, 369. 389. 

398, 401, 407 ; ii. "5. 249. 281. 307. 
326, 340. 352. 355. 360, 368, 370, 371. 
379. 405 ; iii. 4. 24, 31, 87. 104, 156, 
162, 190, 196, 240. 279, 283, 293, 304, 
311, 312 ; iv. 15, 24, 47. 65. 85, 86, 89. 
126 ; V, 2, 6. 13, 29, 46. 50, 53, 58, 59. 
100, 112, 120, 125, 131-3, 141. 146, 
150, 159. 165, 178, 189. 195. 198. 221, 
222. 228, 237, 239, 241, 247, 254, 259, 
263, 265, 280, 282, 283. 289, 299, 325, 

329. 353: vi. 6, 19, 53. 59. 109, 114, 
137, 183, 185, 189, 190, 195, 205. 208, 
2x1, 2x6, 219, 224, 229, 232, 236, 238. 
241, 248, 252, 254. 260; vii. 151; 
nominated Schepen. v. 16 ; confirmed, 
v, 17 ; nominated & confirmed as 
Alderman, vi, 201. See van Holsteyn 
de Milt, Antony, i, 47 ; iii. 262 et sey. / 
iv, 125, x6o, i6x. 178, 217. 245. 308. 
339. 340; V, 3X, 75. 78, 107, 221. 263, 
310, 323. 330; vi, 67, 70, 71. 73. 
77-9. 82, 86, 88 ; baker, vi. 95, 97. 
102. 114, 115, 143, 147-9, »8i, 195. 
202, 204, 222, 287, 356. 381. 409 ; vii. 
5. 9. 18. 33, 43, 44 ; nominated for 
Schepen, iii. 260 ; again, v, 16 ; app*d 
Schont, vi, 397 
Dendly» Jan, iv, 303, 310 
I de Neufville, David, iii. 57. 109 



Index. 



291 



Denis, G«orge, ti. 75. 78, 135, 258 

Denman, Jtn, ii, 364, 369, 401. 411 ; iv, 
255, 256, 262 

Dennis, Mary, vii, 7, 12, 16 

de Noorman, Dirck, ii, 255 

Denton, Nathaniel, vi, 386 

de Nys, Pieter, iii, 216, 219 ; iy, 193, 198, 
328 ; T, 168, 171, 223 ; vi, 147, 183. 
185. 189, 217, 236. 270, 281. 284. 290, 
307, 308, 314. 350. 356. 358. 373 

de Perie, Jan, vii, 152 

de Peyster, Johannes, i, 53, 66, 77. 81, 92, 
121, 127, 189. 241, 242, 248, 259. 278, 
280, 291, 294, 299, 309, 311. 316, 322. 
323. 353, 357. 367 ; u. 181, 182, 196, 
248, 270, 338, 365, 377. 382, 388, 399 ; 
iii, 29-31, 47, 53, 54, 66, 76, 84, 92, 
151, 196, 199, 200, 205, 238, 243, 244. 
297. 309. 315, 349. 369. 412 ; iv, 17, 
21, 34, 86. 89, 200, 207, 222, 240, 245. 
273. 286, 287 ; V, 131, 141, 148, 150, 
159. 178, 188, 195, 203, 223, 279. 283, 
285, 287. 289. 313, 321, 329, 342. 351 ; 
vi, 7, 46. 48. 51. 58. 67, 120, 141. 145, 
146. 162, 185, X89, 190, 210, 217, 224, 
227, 230, 231, 244. 246, 247. 250, 263, 
267, 272, 279, 376, 377 ; vii. 9 ; app'd 
Schepen, i, 281 ; nominated Schepen, 
ii, 282 ; Burgomaster, ii, 283 ; elected 
Schepen, ii, 285 ; again nominated 
Schepen, v, 16 ; Presiding Schepen, ii, 
325 ; nominated for Schepen, iii, 260 ; 
again, iv, 27 ; confirmed, iv, 28 ; nom- 
inated Schepen, v, 184 ; confirmed, v, 
185 : Churchwarden, v, 322 ; sworn in 
as Alderman, vi, 88 ; app*d Orphan- 
master, vi, 144 ; nominated for Alder- 
man, vi. 201, 261, 394; app*d Overseer 
of Streets, vi, 220 ; elected and con- 
firmed Borgom'r, vi, 396, 398 

de Pottebacker, Dirck Claessen, ii, 123 

de Pbtter, Comelis, i, 89, 121, 124, 125, 
136. 139. »4i. 269, 270, 274, 350, 355. 
359. 386, 397. 416 ; a, 22. 344 

— Elizabeth, widow of Isaac Bedlo. vii, 43, 

47, 50, 52. 61, 69 

— Swaantje, v, 43 

de Pree. Jan, alias Jan Perie. ii, 246, 247, 
412 etsiq,; cooper, vii. 152 



de Pyse, Abraham Israel, v, 69 
de Rangiere, Pieter, v, 290, 294 
de Riemer, Hubert, surgeon, vi. 214 

— Peter, iv, 97. 98 ; v. 223 ; vii, 13 
de Roy, Lodowyck, iv. 245, 247 

de Ruyter, Claes, i, 94 ; ii, 118 ; vii, 143 
Jansen, i. 371 ; iii, 180, 196, aoo 

— Hendrick, ii, 247, 373 ; tapster, ii, 263 
Jansen, vi. 94 

— Jan, ii, 416 ; iii. 167 

Clasen, ii, 424 

— . See Ruyter 

Derval, Benjamin, vi, 320 

de Ryck. Jan Comelissen. app'd Overseer of 

Roads, vi, 296 ; continued, vi, 375 
de Sauchoy, Madlyn, vi, 334 

— Marcus, ii, 367, 368 ; iii, 62, 64, 70, 74, 

227, 231, 244, 282 ; vi, 325 
de Siampan, — , vi, 143 
de Silla, Catrina, ii, 47, 54, 62. 86 ; v. 191, 

194 ; vi, 147 

— Daniel, i, 235, 238 

— Lauwerens, iv, 302, 305 ; v, 48, 77, 118, 

119. 121, 123, 126, 128, 135, 137, 148. 
150. 178, 188, 197, 199, 200, 223, 283, 
289. 321 ; vi, 7, 8, 25, 50, 82, 84, 112, 
127. 137, 141, 210 

— Nicasius, i, 31. 215, 271, 295. 391 ; ii, 

54, 71, 124, 126, 12^31, 133, 141, 
144. 147, 155, 166, 170, 173, 176, 177, 
180, 184. 187. 188, 194, 200, 221, 222, 
225, 227. 229, 231. 233, 247. 248, 250, 
252. 255, 260, 262, 265, 268, 272, 275. 
277. 278, 289, 290. 297, 301, 306, 309, 
314. 315. 325. 332, 335. 338. 340. 343. 
346. 357. 359. 360, 370, 374. 376, 377, 
381, 384, 388, 389. 395, 399. 405. 415. 
417. 419, 421, 424; iii. 22-4, 28. 
37. 38. 43. 46, 51. 52. 60. 61, 65, 70. 
71, 74, 76, 80, 82, 83, 86, 87, 97. 
iDi-3, 105, 107, 113, 150, 158, 159. 

163, 164, 171, 172, 174, 230, 233. 238, 
260, 263, 302, 394, 400 ; iv, 4, 27. 36, 
66, 139. 145. 207 ; V, 93 ; vi, 143. 147. 

164, 207, 210 ; app'd Church Ward- 
en, ii, 50; app'd Schout of the 
City, ii, 121 ; asks for divorce fron^his 
wife, iii, 90 ; swears in and proclaims 
new Burgomasters and Schepens, v, 18; 



292 



Index. 



de Silla — Continued, 

differences with his wife, ri, 227 ; has 

disappeared, vi, 22S 
des Lowriers, Christian, seaman, vi, 214 
de Sousay, Lysbet, iii, 62 
de Sterre, Isaac, iii, 32, 189, 222, 361, 429 ; 

iv, 114 ; V, 60 
de Sweed (the Swede), Moenes, iii, 239 
de Sweedt, Simon, iii, 251 
de Sweet, Claes, i, 32a 

— Jonas, iii, 239 

deTruwe (Trux, Tray), Abram, i, 285, 
287, 293 

— Maria, i, 261, 265, 268, 270, 272 ; iii, 

168. 409 ; iv, 343 

— Mary, wife of Jan Peeck, ii, 184 

— Philipp, i, 115 

— Rachel, vii, 119 

Denght, Pieter Clazen. skipper, iv, 95 
de Vaas, Leentje Dircks, iii, 423 
de Visser, Arien, iii, 147, 154 ; v, 171 

— Comelis, vii, 20 

— Jan, i, 364 

de Voos, Maryn, i, 243 
de Vos, Marius, vi, 262 

— Matewis, i, 76, 77, 88, 122, 123. 125, 134, 

137, 140, 141, 143. 149, 151. 153. 164, 
181, 187, 198, 400, 409, 415 ; ", 100. 
106, 107. 118, 157, 229 (notary), 255. 
257 (marshal), 275, 279, 327, 333, 
346, 354, 357, 360, 363, 367, 368. 375, 
398, 401, 402, 405. 408, 413, 427 ; iii, 
4. 5. 7. 10, 34, 61, 74, 88. 98, 150, 
161, 170, 175, 182, 185, 186, 202, 215, 
231, 233, 236, 251, 261, 262, 296, 304. 
308, 318 ei seq., 331-3, 335, 337, 
343, 350, 355, 356, 365, 366, 371, 374, 
375. 389. 393, 400, 407, 42». 424, 4^5, 
427 ; iv, 4, 7, 19. 24. 29, 33, 35, 43. 
45. 47. 50, 59, 66, 80-2, 88, 107-9, 
114, 116, 117, 139, MI, 143, 147. 151, 
152, 158, 161, 173, 185, 190, 208, 217. 
231, 238, 242, 251, 268, 272, 281, 296, 

3»i, 324, 328, 329. 335 ; ▼. 30. 82, 
12 1, 166, 193, 201, 202, 223, 245, 265, 
288. 303, 337, 342 ; vi, 19, 384 ; vU, 
150 ; petitions for and is appointed to 
the office of Bailiff, ii, 220 et seq, ; 
wife's name, ii, 333 ; dead, vi, 142, 176 



de Vos, Balthazar, vi, 217 

de Vries, Jan, iii, 99, 191, 413 ; v, 209, 304; 
vi, loi, 118, X20, 220, 226 

Gerrisen, iv, 162, 167, 174, 177, 

181, 183, 187, 190 ;vi, 121; son-in- 
law of Tennis Kray 

— Margaret, iv, 340 

— Reinik Gerrisen, iv, 160 

— Reynder, i, 374 ; ii, 128 ; iii, 191 
de Waart, Stoffel, iii, 93 

de Waert, Jacob, i, 141, 199 ; iii, 10 

de Weerhem, Ambrosins, iii, 353, 366 ; v, 

31, 93, 140, 164, 223 ; carter, vi, 70. 

221, 225, 239, 360; vii, 109 
de Witt, Geertrnyd, iv, 130 

— Jan, miller, iii, 245, 375, 382, 388 ; iv, 

131, 139, 140. 146 ; V, 6. 7, II, 12. 38, 
75. 78 ; vi, 115 

— Jannetie, vi, 176, 213, 230, 234, 236, 238 

— Johanna, vi, 256, 262 

— Johannes, iii, 388, 414, 419 ; iv. 13-15, 

66, 67, 72, 75, 83, 84, 87, 88, 90. 93, 
100, 109. ii8, 151, 168, 177, 180,223, 
247. 262, 268 ; V, 50, 120, 125, 135, 
146. 149, 151, 222, 229, 314, 325. 
376 ; vi, 5, 20, 29, 41, 48, 56, 58, 59, 
61-3. 68, 70, 73. 77, 80, 8x, 90. 91, 
93. 95. 98, loi, 103, 138, 163, 169, 
170, 262 

— Pieter Jansen, iii, 227 

de Wys, Gulyam, i, 51, 58, 67, 102, 109, 

113, 118, 139, 385 
de Yonge, Jan, i, 369 ; ii, 363 
de Yonng, Jacob, vi, 205 
de Zenw (the Zealander), Jan Comelissen. 

iii, 227 
d'Hinoyossa, Alexander, i, 369, 378 ; ii, 

26-28, 74, 87 ; iii, 79. 96. t86. 206, 

224, 299, 318, 323, 339, 344, 37«H377. 

418, 429 ; iv., 29, 33, H7. 122 ; vi, 23, 

25. 327 
d'Honneur, Gnilliam, iii, 372 ; iv, 303 ; v, 

31, 118, 222; vi, 137, 138. 148, 163, 

169, 178, 212, 217, 221, 225, 229, 232, 

243, 307 
Dicklofzen (Diedelofzen, Dietloop), Claas, 

iv, 121, 125. 133 ;▼. "3. "9. 140, 147. 

231. 353 ; vi, 45, 65, 213, 294, 3«4 ; 

vii, 18, 19 ; Weighmaster, vii, 7 



Index. 



293 



Dicklofzen, Grietie, wife of CUes, vi, 

384 
Diederick, Hans, vii, xo6 

Diere, Tho., soldier, vi, 176 
Dillon, Daniel, vi, 194 
Dinley, Jan, iv, 240 
Dios, Franciscus, i, 398 
Dirck, Uncle, vi, 98, 99, 107 ; ship-car- 
penter, 1 10 ; see Dirck Wiggersen 
Dircks, Annetje, iii, 310, 331 ; iv, 34 ; vi, 

179 
, widow of Dtrck Smitt, iii, 348 

etseq, 

, widow of Pieter Kock, iii, 364 

— Fytie, wife of Dirck Claessen Potte- 

backer, vi, 216, 219 

— Geertje. iv, 200, 314 

— Grietie, ii, 384 ; iii, 191, 195, 206, 208 ; 

vi. 334 
, widow of Jan Nagd, ii, 391 

— Imnietje, iii, 235 

— Jeremiah, v, 277 

— Leentje, iv, 8, 12 ; vi, 195 

— Madaleen, vii, 146 
Dircksen, Adrian, i, 8, 115 ; vi, 80 

— Antony, v, 216, 237, 238 

— Arien, iii, 293 ; iv, 230, 239 

— Carsten, of Bremen, shoemaker, vii, 

153 

— Evert, iii, 42, 50, 56. 62 ; vi, 302, 311, 

316 
, woodcutter, iv, 177, 182 ; vii, 151 

— Gillis. ii, 88 

— Harck, v, 343 ; vi, 300, 302. 306, 311, 

319. 321, 328 

— Jacob, ii. 428 

— J»n, i, 370; V, 137 
, painter, iv, 262 

— Laycas, i, 163, 260, 347, 400 ; ii, 244. 

246, 273. 277. 399 ; i". 62, 263, 353. 
355. 366, 376 ; iv. 132, 133, 136, 138, 
144, 223. 246, 330, 345. 346 ; v, 6, 92, 
224, 263, 288 ; vi, 136, 137, 147. 155 ; 
vii, 151 ; tavern-keeper, iii, 334 

— Pieter, i, 348, 378 ; iii, 204, 368 

— Sevenis, iv, 56 

— Volckert, vii, 57, 126 

Directors y W. I. Co., letter from, to Bur- 
gomasters and Schepens, i, 340 



Dixy, John, vi, 342 

Dod, Jorge, iii, 171 

Dodomit, Richard, sworn butcher, v, 313 

Doeckles, WiUem, ii, 209, 403, 409, 416 ; 
iii. 27, 33, 48. 59, 64, 69, 103. 115, 
1x6, 153. 155, 176, 180, 229. 231, 236. 
238, 275. 278. 294, 296, 301, 313. 376, 
380, 414 ; iv, 67, 73. 77. 184. 192. 30;. 
312, 313, 316. 326; v, 108, 127, 128, 
131, 132 

D0wdne*s Hook, L. I., vi, 28 ; sold, vi, 231 

Domini/ s Bouwerie, ii, 92 

Dommer, Jan Clasen, i, 190 

Donbaar, Daniel, v, 124 

Donckers, Abraham, name of widow of, iv, 
1x8 

Donker, John, vi, 269 

Doom, Aart Martensen, iv, 328 

Dopzen, Joris (or George), iii, 55, 150, X59, 
171. 177, 236, 237, 252, 275, 278, 282, 
286, 312, 325, 329, 342, 354. 366, 367. 
379. 399. 402, 424; iv, 116, I2X, 205. 
236. 239, 250, 253, 257. 260, 264, 266, 
272. 317, 320, 327. 333. 339 ; V, 63, 
66, 92, 138, 186, 208, 224, 235, 247 ; 
vi, 31, 34, 40, 44. 86 ; dead, vi, 289 

— Mary, vi, 29, 34, 40, X54, 158, 237, 251, 

253. 257. 264. 269, 277. 280, 283, 284, 

289, 363, 367. 373. 379 
Dorham, Moses, v, 217, 218 
Dorvel (Darval), Wm., v, 267, 280, 284 
Doughty (Doudey, Douthey, Douty), Mr.. 

i, 71, 76, 83, 84. 227, 280 

— Elias, iv, 233 

— Ely, vi. 306, 320 

— Francis, i, X43, 179 1 i>. 4 ; ">. 302 ; iv, 

60. 109. 154 ; V, 69. 74, X75, 262, 267 ; 
vi, 42, 158, i6x, 162. 185, 390 

— Rev. Francis, iv, 233 

— Mary, w^ife of Adriaen Van der Donck, 

later of Hugh O'Neale, iv, 233 

Donman, Gerrit, i, 8 

Dousbury, Peter, vi, 337 

Dousy, Jan, vii, 200 

Douwel, Jeems, iv, X89 

Donwesen, Harmen, i, 94, loi, 106, 136, 
196, 241, 248, 250, 252, 290, 292, 297, 
314, 37X, 379 ; ii, 37, 48, 49. 57. "8, 
122 ; iii, 196, 200, 208. 298. 347, 353. 



294 



Index. 



354, 366. 367, 373, 374, 4ia,4a4, 4^9 ; 
W, 2, 7, II, 23. 43, 5*, 60, 64, 103, 
104, 109, 114, "9» '20, ia4, 133, X36, 
144, aS7 ; ▼, 66, 74, 80, 82 ; to, 143, 

153 

Hester. IT, 307, 337 

Dcmncsv JohD, ti, 355 

Dnek, Sam., Ti, 314 

Dnjcr^ Hcmen Jaaseii, ii, 407 

Draper, Hans, ii, 9, I97. 334, 338. >t4, 
351. 354, 364, 391. 427 ; iii, 4, 6, 53, 
SS, 93, 99, 103, 155, 156, ieo-2, 171. 
177, i8i, 229, 233, 309, 423 ; !▼. 74, 

79, 83, 89, 97. 340 ; ▼, 10, 13. «2, 
261 ; ▼!, 170, 246 ; TO, 151 

— Merrit je, ii, 3S4 ; iii, 70, 303 
Drsras, Lysbct xt, 172, 174; ▼, 181, 1S7 
— Domme Samn^ i, 232, 367 ; iii, 56, 96, 

185, 315 ; !▼, 234, 245 ; ▼, 32, iis. 

272, 275 ; ▼», 45» 69, 292, 300 

DiOGfcstTftdt, Hendiick, ri, 256 

— Mary, to, 43, 47 
Dttbo, Lewis, t, 13S 
DadsoD. Joseph, ti, 203 

da Foer (Four), DmTit, ▼, 310 ; ^i 347 ; lii, 

43, 47. 76 
da MoBt, WabaTcn, ▼. 11? 
da Picre, Danid, W, 263 
da Piree, Jean, id, 317 
da Pay^ NicoUas, t. 35, 45* 224, 2x0 ; ^i 

a58, 317 
Duran, Jons, nr, 92 
Dvschcsdfee, Mams, i, 315 
da Tell it, Magdalena, wife ot Jact|ues 

CiXLSsean, ▼, 2S4 
Dayckirgh, E^reit, i, 170, 212, 372 ; ii. 10, 

27, 2^, 1^3* 242- 355. 3^5 ; !▼, 3i«- 
333; ▼. 31. 48, 222, 243, 240, 335 ; 

Ti, 5S, It:. 173. *3^* y^3 ; ^^ 151 : 

appcicted Fire Warden, t, 2^3;* ; again, 
▼i, 305 ; %ii. 55 
, Senior. ▼!, ^^ 

— Hcndr.ckje. ▼, 23 x 242 

Dwyts. Lonris. i, 50. 155, 136, 150, 1S5. 

157. 54^. »i, 407; li. 257. 375. 379, 

3S0 ; ri, IOC. 110 

. nxLouDcd, i, 550 

DayreUiit, Corrcis, :*i, 24 4 



Dnyvekat, Jaa AnaaatM^ iii, 203, 908. 263. 
271, 27^ 294, 295, 31a : !▼, 108, 313^ 
330. 332; ▼, 157. 182, 219. 223. 



H 



▼i, 189, 2«7 
▼i,3«3 



Eads, Nkfis, tx, 131 

Ebboch (Ebfainc^), Jennimns, u, 310. 
367 ; iii, 278. 297. 356 ; rr. 176. 180, 
184, 273 ; T, 30, 141, 150. 159, «8S. 
193, 198, 200. 202, 215, 223, 237. 3*3- 
329, 342 ; Ti, 18, 43, 81, 99, 104, 112, 
114, 124, 130, 131. M4, 247. a63. 272, 
279; ""te G»M^ Bni^er. ii, 315 ; 
Scbcpcn, m, 45 ; noaBinatcd for Aider- 
TI, 201 ; a cca a ed d fiasd and 
;. iii, 378, 382; noouaated 
iii, 260 ; ir, 193 ; again, t. 
16 ; ditto, ri, 396 • oonfinKd, vi, 39^ l 
elected Ckuchwarden, H. 18, 103 ; 
i»Ti,2i5 

▼. 354 ; ▼», 4 

— Claia, IT, no, 116, 123 ; vi, 4?, 02, 213. 

257. 293 

— Pieter, i, 1S9 ; ii, 222 ; iii, 211, 401, 

420 ; IT, 222 ; T, aoS. 221 ; ttI, 156 
Edsal, Janneke, rr, 100 ; ri, rj"; 
~ Samael, i, 373, 386, 397. 4* i ; iii, 3^ «>• 87. 
igo. 19c, 315, 319, 342, 347. 353, 3««* 
407; IT, 96. 105, 1 10, 123, 129, mS, I6«, 
171, 211, 250, 270, 279» 291. 303, 306, 
315, 316, 3M, 339, 541 ; T. 57. 50. 125, 
129, 130, 174, 222, 237. 259, »7, a77. 
260. 301. 350 ; Ti, 6, 15, 19. 20, 26, 
270, 277, 20S : Tti, loe ; hatter, Tii. 

»53 

Edoaertsen, Andries. i, ioq. 113, 114 

Eduwaajt. Stodel, iii. 94 
Edwaids, David, vi, 327. 330 

— Thomas, vi. 33S. 342. 349 
Eek (EEsJ. Elus, ir, 113 ; t, 329 
Ecraot (Eraat», Johannes, i, 212; ixi. S«^ 

Q3, ICC, iro, 227. 22S, 336, 337, 342, 

405 
Eesting. Pieter. ii, I7> 
EgbettKS, Barest, ii, 3-* . t, 

TO, 151 



Index. 



295 



Egbertsen, Hendrick, i, s^i 54> ^2, 74, 77, 
80, 124. 133, 177. 255. 258. 259. 26X ; 
n, 88 ; lii. 173. 387 ; iv. 78 

Eggert, Cafsten Jaosen, vii, 37 

Elbcrts, Wyntie, wife of Aert Willemsen. 

u. 184; ▼. 171 
Elbertsen. Elbert, i, 61, 63, 71, 183. 368 ; 
ii. 189. 195 ; V, 65, 67 

— Gysbert, v, 164 ; vi, 344 ; pablic cmrter, 

▼1.401 
Eldersen, Jacob, ii, 39, 47, 165, 166, 173, 

298. 301. 307. 309. 318. 331, 336. 338. 
339» 340. 343. 346, 351. 352, 370» 422. 
426, 438 ; iii. 3, 7. 8. 19, 239. 333 ; iv, 

43» 132 

— Laycas, i, 63. 70, 83, 84, 99. I05, 109, 

1x3-115, 118. I30, 133, 135, 133, 188, 
357, 360, 363, 393, 401. 419 ; ". 3. 5. 
40, 79. 99. loi. 138, 373, 389. 404, 422 ; 
weighhoase labourer, vii, 146 ; baigher, 
152 

— Stoffel, Til, 151 

Elisabeth Town, N. J., vi, 46, 163, 356 

Elisson, Bastiaen, vi, 30, 345 

EHtabeth River. Va.. iii. 330 

Ellekesen, Fredrick, i. 167. 171 

EUes, — . iv, 313 

Ellewaatt, WiUem, iii, 311, 313 

Ellis Island, i, 51. 59 ; »«. 420 

Ellis, Jan, iv, 266 

Eliot, Richard, cooper, vi, 370, 393 ; vii, 

3. 5. 8 
Else (Elisen), Elis, ii, 74 
Elsers, Stoffel, i, 54 ; ii, 56 
Elswaert, Breghjen, vi, 263 

— Stoffel, iii. ii, 100 ; v, 325 
Elswyck, the factor, i, 357 
Emerson, Nicolas, ii, 373, 411 
Emilius, Pieter, i, 369, 376 

Jacobsen, iii, 301. 34i. 373 ; skipper, 

iv, 134; V. 79 
Enchuys, Comelis, iv, $7. 58 
Enel, Mighiel, ▼, 333 
Engel, Pieter, ii, 386 
Engelen, Jacob, v, 337 ; vi. 95-8 ; dead, 

254 
Engels, Isebrandt, ii, 344 
England. Peace with, proclaimed, i, 

215 



English^ the. nation, said to have been 

abused by la Chair, ii, 178 ; gatherings 

of the. i, 91 ; ships of war arrived at 

the North, i, 209 
Ensardt, Charles, i, 398 
Esopus. the. ii. 367, 389 ; iii, 86, 93. 104, 

378, 383; iv. 346. 324; V. 131. 3x8. 

244 ; ▼». 50. 55 ; ▼»». 83 ; fare to the. 

vi, 349 ; war in the, iv, 275 ; Aart 

from the, iv, 317 
Ester, Pieter Willemsen, ii, 387 
Evans, Katharine, vi, 36. 39, 44, 195. 196. 

303, 309. 313 

— Mr., vi, 47 
Everett, John, v, 63 
Everik, John, vi, 386 
Evering, Jan, v, 66, 93 

Evers, Immetje. v, 149. 314 ; vi. 64 
Evertsen, Arent, vi, 363. 383 

— Barent, of Stockholm, iii, xi 

— Comelis, Junior, vi, 395 

— Dirck, vi, 351, 353 

— Evert, vii. 58 

— Jan, ii, 338 ; iii, 93 

— Volckert, i, 50. 58 

— Wessel. i, 70, 74 ; »». 218, 393, 399, 

304, 388, 402. 409, 415, 421. 430 ; iv. 
9, 30, 34, 32. 44, 49. ^ 86, 93, X94. 

311, 324, 226, 230, 239; V, 209, 323. 

335 ; vii, 1 52 

Excise, i, i, 166, 192 et seq.. 218, 233. 267. 
270. 341 ; see City Affairs and Ordi- 
nances ; price of wampum for. iii. 377 ; 
on cider, vi, 55 

Exton, Serjeant Thomas, v, 308, 330, 337. 
263 ; V, 274. 288. 393, 305. 309, 316. 
323, 324. 350; vi, 83, 83, 86, 88, 133. 
134. 130 

Eypestyn, Capt., vii, 10 

F 

Fabien, Pieter, vi, 44 

Fabridtts, Annetje Comelis, wife of Jacob, 
▼i, 353 ; vii, 44. 47. 58. 93, I37 ; sues 
her husband, 53, 60, 64, 67, 84, 90 ; 
separation from husband decreed, 94 

— Jacob, vi, 353, 365, 370, 371, 306, 318, 

333 ; minister of Lutheran Church, vii, 
43, 44. 47, 58, 67. 80, 81. 83, 93, 94, 



296 



Index. 



Fabricius, Jacob — Continued, 

100, 107 ; marriages by, questioned, vii, 
52 ; called formerly Lutheran preacher, 
vii, 60 

Factor, Comelis Martensen, i, 368 ; iii, 

204, 209, 215, 222, 223, 227 ; iv, 124. 
128, 133 

Fairfield^ i, 346 ; see Onkeway 

Fais» Thomas, v, 172, 174 

Farmont, Jacob, vi, 60, 380 

Farrel, James, ii, 145 

Farrington, Thomas, i, 235 

Fassacre (Fossacre, Fossiker), John, vi, 

266, 348, 353 

Feake (Feecks), Tobias, i, 310 ; iii, 394, 

399 
Felle (Velle), Anneke, da. of Adrian Vin- 
cent, iii, 55 ; vii, 85, 90 

— Symon, i, 373 ; ii, 81 ; iii, 5, 288, 290. 

295. 325, 413; V, 32, 224; vii, 143, 
151 ; name of wife of, iii, 55 

Fernando, Anthony, i, 255, 258 

Ferry ^ the (to Long Island), i, 152, 159, 
244; iii, 151 ; iv, 49, 321 

Feves, Gerrit, iii, 407 

Fire Department^ see City Affairs ; Ordi- 
nances 

Fissher, Benjamin, vi, 341, 347, 355 

— Wm., vi, x88 
Flaman, Capt., ii, 274 

— Jan, ii, 82 

Flathuh, L. I., ii, 332, 388. 403 ; iv, 157. 

243 ; V, 6, 228 ; vi, 8, 312 
Flatiands, L. L. v, 147 
Fleet, Thomas, vi, 27, 33, 52, 55. 67, 68 
Flemming, Mr., v, 69 
Fletchart, Jacques, iv, 19 
Fletcher, Herry, v, 296 
Fltpzcn, Barbara, iv, 220 

— Fredrick, carpenter, ; i, 372 ; ii, 371 ; 

iii, 371 ; iv, 22,47. 145. 176. 199. 2«>. 

205. 207, 211, 214, 216, 222. 243, 256, 

267, 271, 272, 279. 280, 282, 296, 317. 
345 ; V. 118. 127, 140. 147. 149. 168, 
176. 187, 219, 223, 246 ; vii, 151 ; see 
Philipsen 

Flodder, Jacob, iii, 74 ; v, 233 ; vi, 110 

Jansen, i, 318; iii, 57, 209; iv, 74. 

90, 280 ; vi, 37, 92 



Flodder, Jan Jansen, i, 186 
Floyd, Charles, public carter, vi, 360, 387, 
389 ; made foreman of public carters, 

vi. 363 
Flushing, L. I., i, 159, 227; ii, 4, 339: 
i"» 343 ; P^y of minister at, i, 179, 
227 ; magistrates of, expected to oome, 

ii» 345 

Fluyd (Floid), Dirck Evertsen, vii, 7S. 
81 

Fockes, Grietie, vi, 334 

Folck, Thomas, vii, 4 

Folshare, John, vi, 340 

Fommer, Hans, i, 118 

Fonteyn, Charles, vii, 126 

Foort, Jan, iv, 228, 240, 245 

Foppe, Engeltje, ii, 397, 402 

Forbis, Jan, ii, 371 

Fordham, town of, vi, 213, 235, 325, 334 ; 
magistrates of, appointed, vi, 362 

Fort Orange, i, 78, 81, 83. 97, 99, 106, 1 14, 
178, 253, 263, 327, 338, 368; ii, 118. 
130, 154, 163, 186, 223, 243, 247, 272, 
299. 334. 357. 364, 372. 397. 39^. 402. 
405, 428 ; iii, 4, 36, 41. 87, 117. 196, 
202, 203, 209, 228, 307, 323. 375. 380, 
386, 387. 398. 402. 405 ; iv, 46. 61, 
116. 119, 130. 142, 289, 313 ; V, 8, 46, 
47, 135. 136. 265, 269 ; Court of. ii, 153 

Fouler, Joseph, i, 252 

Foy, County of, Cornwall, v, 203 

Fradel, Juriaen, ii, 89, 160 

Fransen, Arent, iii, 49, 204 ; v, 73 

— Dirck, skipper, vii, 70 

— Immetje, iv, 57, 61 

— Jan, i. 391 

— Pieter, notary at Alkmaer, ii, 186 

— Symon, iii,«i87 

— Tomas, iii. 365. 381 ; iv. 330, 332, 333; 

V, 31, 139; carter, v, 223, 232,309; 
vi, 70, 123, 234. 251. 254, 288, 350, 
360, 373 ; dismissed as public carter, 
vi, 387 : again carter, vi. 401 ; vii, 

151 
Fredericksen, Jan, ii, 256, 278 

Fred ricks, Aeltie, vi, 334 

— Jeremias, iii, 360 ; iv, 329, 336 

— Pieter. vi, 100 

— Styntie, i. 160 



Index. 



297 



Fredriclu, Thomas, i. 370, 403 ; ii, 33, 
166 ; iii, 43, 197, 203, 222 ; Over- 
seer of weighhottse labourers, vii, 
146 

Freeman, Francis, ▼, 230, 240 

French, Edward, vi, 188 

— Francis, i, 324 

Frera, David, i. 313, 371. 376, 385, 399 ; 

ii, 13. 22, 32, 38, 42, 47. 55. 73. 74. 

77. 78. 82, 97. 112, 118, 120, 122. 124. 

130, 136, 140, 141, 145 
Frericks, Greetje, iii, 302 

— Seletje, v, 219, 228 

Frericksen, Gysbert, iv, 244, 309 ; ▼, 37. 

43 

— Hans, iv, 129 

Fresh River ^ Conn., i, 225 

Fresh Water, the, i. 334, 35^ ; ii. 96. 107, 

123, 201 ; iii. 64 ; iv, 2 ; v. 46, 93. 342 ; 

vi, 99, 181 
Freycr, Jan. iv, 334 
Fries, Jan, v, 221 
Frissell (Freesell),* Thomas, vii, 108, no, 

"5 
Frost, Abraham, ii, 402, 409 ; iv, 74, 76, 

147 

— Jan, iii, 210 
Frys, Jan, v, 57, 163 
Fullcwever. Barentie, i, 381, 387 

— Gerrit, i, 372. 381, 387 ; iv. 142, 286 ; 

V, 31, 113, 221 ; vii; 143, 151 ; sworn 
butcher, v, 312 



Gaaijaard, Jan, ii, 298 

Gabrie (Gabry), Charles, i, 404, 417 

— Daniel, i, 191 ; iv. 18. 236 ; v, 67 ; vi. 

78. 87, 283. 289 

— Jacobus, v, 187 

— Tymothens. i. 32 ; ii, 311 ; iii, i, 150, 

164, 166, 178, 183, 199, 213, 245, 248, 
263. 273, 276, 287. 297, 300. 301. 336. 
343. 37«. 380. 406. 414. 417, 420, 426 ; 
iv. 16, 21. 49, 51, 52, 59, 60. 80, 82. 
85, 89, 90. 92, 94. 96. 99, H3. 154, 
168. 180, 236. 238, 2|2. 244, 247-9, 
251. 273. 280, 283. 284, 289, 299, 317, 
322. 333. 339. 346 ; V. 13, 29, 36, 39, 



Gabrie, Tymotheus— C4?if/tif«^</. 

42, 47, 49, 58, 61, 67. 76, no. Ill, 
114. 118, 123, 136, 137, 150, 159, 180. 
186. 187, 194. 195. 203, 222, 230, 241. 
242, 245, 269, 280, 281, 285. 287, 291, 
293. 302, 312, 337 ; vi. 8, 12, 13. 16. 

25. 33. 48-51, 67. 68, 70, 73. 74. 77, 
78, 79, 82, 87, 100, loi, 103. 107, 137, 
148, 151, 156. 162, 173, 176, 178. 179. 
180, 183. 184, 189, 195, 197. 212, 217, 
231, 250, 251, 253, 257, 264, 269, 277, 
280, 283, 285, 289, 291, 293, 298, 301, 

306, 3". 323. 354. 360, 363. 367. 373. 
379 ; has moved to the South River, 
ii, 312 ; continued as Old Schepen. iii, 
261 ; nominated Schepen , iv, 195 ; again, 
V, 16; confirmed, v, 17; continued 
as Old Schepen, v, 183 ; confirmed, 
V, 185 ; City Collector, v, 254, 255 ; In- 
spector of Bread, vi, 266 ; formerly 
Secretary of the City, vii, 168 
Gabriellsen, Hendk., vii, 118 
Gaineau (Gano), Etienne, v, 42, 223 

— Sarah, v, 42 

Galma, Sybrant, Jansen, i, 138, 140, 371 ; 

ii, 203 ; iii, 353. 373 ; »▼. 57, 183, 290 ; 

V. 32, 153, 222, 246 
Galpyn, Philipp, i, 53 
Ganderheyden, Matthys. iv, 128, 244 
Gansevoort, Harmen Harmensen, i, 348, 

358 
Garlant. John, v, 335 ; vi, 13, 15, 22. 25, 

27. 28. 31, 33, 40, 52, 55. 59. 67, 68. 
82. 83, 88, 89, 92-4, 96. 100, 107- 
9, III, n2, 114. 117-9, 123, 125, 
126, 130, 132, 133. 147. 151. 158, 164. 
165, 168, 171, 181, 183, 184, 189, 193. 
195, 212. 218,245, 250, 254, 257, 264, 
271, 277. 278, 285. 291, 295, 297, 308. 
314, 319, 324 ; vii, 100 ; app'd Con- 
stable, vi, 339 

— Susanna, vii, 8, 16, 63 

— Thom. vi, 279 
Garlet, Mr., v, 271 

Garret (Gerret), Jno., vi, 341, 356 

— Robert, v, 295, 35© ; vi, 72, 77 ; mate, 

367 
Gaspersen, Melle. vi, 343 
Gate, Capt. Josius, vi, 342 



298 



Index. 



Gftuckens, Rynier, ii, xoo, 351, 417 ; iii, 27, 
30, 74. 76, 83, 15a, 155. 354; iv. 156, 
159 ; vi. 244. 251, 353, 317, 324 

Gee, Francois, iv, 19 

Geeff, Roger, i, 228 

Geenes, Abram, i, 67 

— Mrs. Abraham, i, 87, 113, 118 
Genno, Steven, iv, 32 

Geoige, Nicolaes, v, 40 

Gera. Jan, ii, 333, 363 

Geraartzen, Wessel, iii, 292 

Geraerdy, Jan, i, 196, 279, 316, 359. 372, 
378, 391 » 393. 400, 404. 405 ; ii, 65, 
69-71, 74, 77-9. 108. "5, "8, 274, 
278-80 ; vi, 160, 162, 169, 181, 292. 

366,373 

— Maria, i, 290. 300 ; ii, 7, 37. 48. 115 ; 

iii, 267 

— Phflipp. i. 8, 67, 70, 74, 82, 92. 107. 

236, 239 ; first husband of Mary Polet, 

vi, 379 
Gerlant, Mr., v, 217 

Gerlofs, Comelis, iii, 27, 30, 34, 93, 99 ; iv, 

236 ; V, 6, 125 

Gerrits, Anna, vi, 250, 312, 317 

— Annetje, wife of Hend. Jansen Smith, 

ii» 307 J widow, V, 238 

— Barentje, iv, 142, 150, 151, 155 

— Elsie, iv, 34 ; vi, 40, 43, 46 ; vi, 60 

— Grietje, v, 66 ; vi, 62, 71, 77, i>5, >36 

— Ida, iv, 118 

— Lysbet, vi, 5, 179, 180 

— Marretie, vi, IS4, 156, 162, 262 

— Mary, vi, 131 

— Mrs., iv, 78 
Gerritsen, Adam, i, 161 

— Albert, iv, 309, 313. 316 

— Arian, vi, 338 

— Barent, ii, 427 ; iii, 4, 6, 75. 85, 161, 

162, 323 ; vii, 126 

— Claes, vi, 340 

— Cosyn, i, 88, 96, 99, 106, 326 ; iii, 291 ; 

iv, 53 ; V, 219, 230, 288 ; vi, 71 

— Dirck, iii, 175, 268. 269 

— Egbert, i, 142 
~ Eldert, vi, 48 

— Gerrit, iii, 4, 254. 262, 277. 284 

— Hendrick, i, 50-2. 54. 55, 57. 62, 74, 

77,80,88, 179. 180, 182, 187 



Gerritsen — CmHmtted, 

— Jan, i, 51, 53, 55. 57, 88, 100, 134, MS* 

161, 176, 181, 186, 187, 189, 191, ao6, 
228, 236, 277, 279, 370 ; ii, 20. 76, 8a« 
90, 116, 118 ; iii, 40, 55, x6i, 162, 170^ 
187, 2x2, 320, 347, 362 ; kiUcd, ii, 37 
mason, iii, 64 

— Lubbert, v, 315 ; vi, 237 

— Otte, iv, 249, 256, 266, 310, 323 ; v, 3. 

58. 67. 75, 281, 287. 293 ; vi, 108, III, 
161, 164, x66, 170, 176, 180, 183, 284, 
290, 293, 302, 307, 308, 314, 320, 32a» 
323, 346, 373, 379 ; vii. 5-7. 10. 20, 
26, 29 

— Reinick, iii, 62 

— Tennis, i, 332 

— Wessel. iii, 297, 337, 342. 345. 356, 38S, 

392 

— Willem, i, 62, 71 

— Wolfert, ii, 117, 128, 137, 181, 183, 185, 

249, 421, 425 ; iii, 6 ; iv, 304 ; ▼. 67 : 
farm of, at Ameisfort, L. I., ii, 249 
Gibbons, Edmond, vi, 196, 231, 232,247,317 
Gibbs, Tho., vi, 242, 371, 374, 380. 384, 

392 ; vii. 5, 8, 83, 87. 97. 98. 102 
Gil. Anthony, i, 414 
Gilder, Jan, v, 337 
Gillebert, Roger, i, 401, 402, 407 
Gillem, Benjamin, iv, 62, 66, 87, 149. 152, 

156. 176 
Gillissen, Hendrick, vii, 16, 17, 20, 55 

— Jan, ii, 328 ; vii, 200 

, the younger, iii, 28, 32, 33, 35, 39, 

62, 64, 247-9, 266, 299, 322, 325, 333, 
339, 344 ; iv, 33, 44. 49. >22, 249 ; mt 
de Jongh 

— Margritta, widow of David Provoost, ii. 

259 ; vii, 20 

— Pieter, ii, 230 
Glenn, Anthony, vi, 366 
Glimmert. — , ii, 122, 192 

— Joost, ii, 150 

Goderos, Jacomyntie, iii, 294, 295 

— Joost, i. 51, 53, 54, 58 fi seq,^ 65, 7a, 76, 

77, 81, 86, III, 124. 207, 235, 239, 303. 
373. 393. 399 *. ii. 157. 272, 421 ; iii, 
81, 84, 92. 242, 262, 278, 279, 288, 336, 
376, 381 ; iv. 5. 77. 120 ; v. 241. 247, 
260, 347 ; vi, 89 



Index. 



299 



Godenis, Joost, servant of Capt. de la Val, 

vi. 132 
, weigbhoose laborer, vii, 146, 155 ; 

buigher, vii, 151 ; made Weighmaster, 

vii, 156 
Goederyck, Hendrick, v, 98, loi 
Goeel, Gorg, iv, 2 
Goes, Pieter, ii, 129 
Goetbloet, Abraham, iv, 2x7 

— Menitje, t, 77 

Goethait, Isbrant Dircksen, i, 52, 54, 81, 
82, 85, 391 ; ii, 363 ; iv. 115 

Golden, Edward, i, 336, 338 

Golder, WiUem, iv. 52, 53. 58, 72, 75» 83. 
271 

Goldricks, Colonel, iv, 255 

— Thomas, iv, 257 
Goldsmith, Mr., v, 317 
Gomes, David, vi, 318 
Gompelman, Wjmant, i, 198, 202 
(fOnsalis (Grontsalis), Lourens, vi, 382 ; vii, 

6, 17 ; soldier, has deserted, vii, 45 
Goor, Mr., iv, 279 
Goosen, Abram, i, 368 

— Mary, vi, 93, 99, X05, X07, 1 10. 123, 126, 

130, 133. «38, 139. U7» 149. 152-4. 
156, 176, 203, 226, 290 

Gorem, Jan, ii, 138 

Gosten, Nicolaas, v, 121 

Gctttnhorgh^ Sweden, i, 196, 251 

Gauvfanus, L. I., v, 139 

Gouwenbergh, Jan, iii, 164 ; vi, 243, 244, 
248, 249. 273 

Govertsen, Jacob, vi, 192 

Grae, Goodwyf, iv, 317 ; v, 197 

Grain, Nathaniel, iv, 62, 66, 87, 107, 149, 
152, 156, 163. 175, 187 

Gravesend. L. I., i, 70, 74, 94. 155. I59f 
178. 203 ; ii, 37, 38. 177. 389 ; iv, 97, 
334 ; V, 105, 167, 286 ; Schoat of, iv, 
60 ; farm of Jacob van Couwenhoven 
at, ii, 182 ; farm of Wolfert Gerritsen 
at, ii, 183 

Green (Gryn), Richard, iii, 211, 212 

Greenpoint^ Brooklyn, iii, 144 

Grengert, Tomas, iii, 2x0 

Grever, Hendrick Jansen, ii, 400 ; iii, 185, 

325. 332, 338. 343, 347 
Greveraet (Greveraer, Grevera), Isaac, i, 
270. 273 ; ii, 155, 202, 222, 241, 307, 



Greveraet, Isaac — Omtinued, 

356. 375» 388, 397 ; ill, 19. 28, 33, 53, 
61, 70, 74, 76. 83, 90. loi, 104, 118, 
176. 184, 196, 221, 228, 240, 311, 339, 
392, 401, 413; IV, 43. 153. 157, 163. 
X84, 192, 222, 225. 229, 236, 244, 249, 

250, 252, 256, 259, 273, 290, 330. 339, 
V, 5. 29, 50, 63. 64, 81, X18. 135, 137, 
165, 186, 189, 190, 195. 215-7, 219, 
221, 223, 229, 282, 287, 337, 340 ; vi. 
15. 17. 63, 100, 103, 112. 147. 148, 
156, 178, 212, 222, 231, 246 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, ii, 282 ; elected, 
ii, 285 ; nominated for Schepen, iii. 
260 ; again, iv, 27 ; v, 15 ; confirmed, 
iv, 28; V, 17 ; app*d Overseer of Streets, 
vi, 228 

— Lysbet, ii, 202, 213 ; iii, 197, 200 

— Metje, iv, 136 ; v, 221 ; vi, 154 
Grey, Nicolas, iii, 343 

Griddy, Thomas, i, 62, 70, 74, 75. 77, 81, 

256 ;ii, 13, 23 
Griffin, Thomas, public carter, vi, 360 
Grim, Elsie, vi, 346 
Groenend3rck, Pieter, vi, 238, 241, 243, 

251, 309 ; vii, 85. 88. 89, xoo 
Groenevelt, Pieter, vii, 136 
Groesens, Lysbet, i, 105 

Grof, Lofd, iv, 3x0. 322 ; v, 49, 50 

Grol, Jan, iii, 309, 326, 333, 339 

Groll, Jan Gerrisen, iii, 368 

Groom, Samnel, vi, 39 

Grover. James, i, 178 

Gainnep, Nicolas, iv, 189 

Gurland, John, v, 267 

Gaysbertsen, Steven, ii, 154 

Gyllet, Jermey, vi, 134 

Gys, Pieter, iii, X96 ; iv, 86 

Gysbertsen, Frederick, i, 369 ; iii, 28, 35 ; 
iv, 76. 89. 106, 120, 133, 193. 199, 210, 
239. 257. 281, 287, 288 ; V, 37, 271 ; vi, 3 

— Gerrit, iii, 346 

— Hermen, ii, 425 

— Lubbert, i, 75, xoo, 103, 123 ; ii, 93 

— Lysbet, ii, 299 

H 

Haal, Paul, vi, X78 

Haaring, Jan Pietersen, Schepen of Pre- 
cinct beyond Fresh Water, vii. X27 



300 



Index. 



Hacldns (Haecktns, Hagins, Haukes, 
Hawkings, Hawkins), Captain, ▼, 279 

— Jan. i, 348. 349, 352, 355, 358, 360, 361. 

404, 406. 410 ; ii. loi ; it, 198, 209, 
211, 255. 260, 267, 279 ; V. 65, 75, A 
79, 80. 83, 87. 89, 114; vi.91, 115, 116 

— Joch, i. 349 

— Mr., vii, 55, 57 

— Sara, vi, 92. 147, 150. 153, 154. 314, 

391 ; vii, 136 

— Symon, vi, 341, 348 

— William, admitted as Burgher, vi, 374 
Haddewey (Haddnwe), John, i, 149, 315, 

378 
Haes. Jan, i, 70, 74, 76, 82 
Haey (Hay), Cristina Capons, i, 148 ; ii, 

354, 355 

— Jacob, i, 70. 83. 84. 116, 133, 142, 148, 

189. 198, 203, 253. 254, 257, 260. 262. 
263. 265, 315. 319, 392, 410. 414 ; ii, 
3, 8. 13, 23. 33. 39. 48, 49, 58. 189, 
192, 259, 268, 269, 364. 365 ; iii, 72, 
144, 412 
Hagen, Bruyn, vii, 86, 120 
Hagenaar, Adrian Janscn, iv, 184 

— Jan Jansen, ii, 72 ; iii, 6, 145. I54 ; iv, 

184, 192; vii, 147 

— Jeremias Jansen, iii, 338 ; v, 222, 259 
Hall, Anna, vi, 203, 204, 205, 208, 211, 

216, 218, 219, 223, 229, 232, 236, 238, 
241. 248, 252. 254, 255. 265, 267 

— Samuel, vi, 344 

— Thomas, i, 5. 16, 54. 74. 81. 82, no, 

116, 122, 136, 139, 195, 202. 207,225, 
226, 234, 260, 266, 269, 298, 302. 303, 
306, 307, 311, 316, 320, 330, 352, 373, 
375. 385. 399. 4x8 ; ii, i, 5. 6. 30, 39. 
50. 56, 59, 70. 92. 95, 96, 125. 127. 
133, 145. 156, 257. 361, 375. 377. 382. 
389. 394, 398. 405. 4x7. 427 ; iii. I, 90, 
152. 173, 191. 239. 240, 300-2, 325, 
361. 366, 375. 381. 389. 402, 411 ; iv, 
22, 31. 38. 41. 53. 59. 62, 66. 68. 131. 
137, 149. 172. 199. 205, 227. 249, 310. 
333. 338 ; V, 6. 28, 41, 52. 55, 57, 73. 
78, 83, 84. 158, 208, 225. 247. 258, 
265, 280. 285. 2S8. 295. 301, 307. 342, 
343. 347. 349, 35© ; vi, 3. 6, 11, 13, 14, 
33. 45. 50. 51, 58. 66, 69, 73. 100. 102, 



Hall, 

112, 118, 121. 133, 154, 156, 165. 183. 

185, 187 ; nominated Scfaepen, iv, 26 ; 

again, iv, 195 ; app'd File Warden, v, 

298 ; vi, 158 ; Overseer of Roads and 

Fences, vi, 123 ; dead, vt, 203 
Hallet, Willem, i, 293, 296 ; v. 273, 280. 

283. 285 
Halls, Robert, v, 322 ; vi, 100 
Halsin, — , i, 257, 260 
Hamel. Gerard, iv, 176, 180 ; v, 198. aoo. 

202, 237 

— Jannetie, i, 339 

— Jurrien. iv, 79 

— Mrs., iv, 149 
Hamer, Richard, vi, 102 
Hamor, Corporal, vi, 377 
Hancock, George, vi, 268 
Hanefoort, Richard, ii, 121 
Hanel, Jurriaen, iii, 268, 269 
Hansen, Hans, i, 89, 94 

— Isaac, i. 405. 410 

— Madaleen, iii. 300, 303 ; iv, 172, i8«, 

314 

— Salomon, iii. 77 

— William, ii, i 
Haps, Geertruyt, iii, 173 
Harberdingh, Jan, vi, 273. 282, 284, 288. 

290; vii. 114. 119 
Harck, Goetman. i, 254 

— Mrs., ii. 214 

— William, i. 108. no. 124, 133. 141, 142. 

149. 163. 183, 207. 213, 227. 235. 255. 
257» 259 ; ii. 96. 138, 211, 215, 223-5. 
230, 244, 280 ; iii, 152 ; vi, 28 ; vii. 

154, 155 
Hardenbroek (Hardenbetgh), Abd, iii, 

150. 158, 159, 163, 172. 275, 280, 281 ; 
iv. 177. 192. 198, 200. 333. 334, 
338, 340; V. 31, 118, 132, 136. 140. 
152, 163, 217, 224, 287, 323, 332 ; vi, 
58. 67. 96. 97. 103. 104. 117. 123, 130, 
131. 139. 142, 145. 146. 150, 174. 179. 
180, 197, 213, 221. 226, 236. 239. 252, 
258, 265. 271. 273. 277. 284, 288. 304, 
319, 323. 324, 330. 350, 389 ; vii, ^ 
14. 16, 17, 20, 43. 48 

— Annetje. iv. 145 ; wife of Abel, vii, 10 

— Johannes, v, 224 ; vi, 148. 156, ara. 



Index. 



301 



Hardenbroek, Johannes — ContintuJ, 

217, as I, 253, 264, 269, 279. 2S0, 283. 
290. 337 

— Margaret, iii, 365, 375 ; iv. 13, 14, 40, 

43. 46, 53. 59. 74. 78, 82, 83, 85, 113 ; 
wife of Frederick Philipsen, v, 304 
Harder, Pieter Pietersen, iv, 200, 211 
Hardewyn, Marten, vi, 325, 334 ; vii, 114 
HarUm, Coart of, summoned, v, 252 ; let- 
ter to, V, 347 ; Magistrates of, v, 3x5, 
326, 349; vi, 36; new officers app'd, 
vi, 92, 150, 207, 282, 400 ; order for 
election of Constable of, vi, 4 ; new 
Magistrates for, elected, vi, 15 ; sworn 
in, vi, 21 ; Joh. Verveelen elected Con- 
stable of, vi, 8 ; case referred by Court 
of, to Mayor's Court, vi, 40 ; new al- 
lotment of land, vi, 325 ; road to, to 
be mended, vi, 296 ; ferry at, vi, 80, 
83. 130, 170; daim of, to land, vi, 
157 ; the Wedding (Wading) place at, 
vi, 170 ; inhabitants of, sued, vi, 179, 
183,226. 230; overseers of horses, etc., 
in, vi, 215 
Ilarmans, Annetie, vi, 262 
Harmensen, Arent, Schepen of Harlem, 
vi, 400 

— Barent, v, 275. 278 

— Jan, V, 332 ; vi, 210. 212, 21 8. 221, 304 

— Pieter, i, 372 ; vii, 13 ; ship-carpenter, 

V, 273 
Harpersen, Comelis, iii, i 

Harret, Tomas, ii, 386 

Harrison, Catherina, vi, 302, 306 

— Sarah, vii, 136 
Hart, Edward, i, 310 
Hartford^ Conn't, ii, 36 ; v, 325 

Hartis, Pieter, i, 374 • 

Hartjens, Pieter, iii, 371 
Hartmans, Annetje. iii, 168, 175, 185, 197 
Haitogh (Hertogh), Bastiaen, ii, 333 

— Harmanus, i, 51, 53, 58 et stq,^ 65. 72 ; 

«. 333; >v, 136 
Haitoogvelt, Denis, iv, 223 
Hartsbome, Richard, vi. 320 ; vii, 114 
Hassardt, Thomas, i, 211, 214 
Hastings, Pieter, ii, 178 
Hatfield, Thomas, vi, 307 
Hatket, William, iv, 197, 198 



Hatsall, Charles, vi. 116, 119, 121, 125, 

131 
Hatshwell, Capt., vi, 96 
Hawke, George, of Virginia, i, 326, noU 
Hay (Hayes), Patrick, v, 263 ; vi, 7, 25, 

33» 50. 53. 66, 100, xoi, 104. 107, 108, 

109, 112, 122, 128, 131 
Haxard, Joshua, i, 301 

— Josiah, vii, 130 

— Nathaniel, i, 294, 298, 301 
Hazelwood, Claybome, skipper, vi, 367, 

371. 374. 380, 384. 392 
Healthy see City Affairs ; Ordinances 
Heath, John, v, 309 
Heddy, John, app*d Overseer of Fordham, 

vi, 362 
Hedger, Herry. vi, 221, 225, 270, 271, 277, 

283, 304, 323. 360, 375 
Heermans, Augustus, i, 1x6, 119, 132, 138, 

191, 196, 206, 230, 297, 312, 326, noU, 

yi^s 385 ; ». 70. 73. 74. 77. 119. 157. 

160. 167. 183, 203, 380, 384, 391, 417, 
428; iii, 4, 25, 27, 43. 46, 51. 52, 56. 
113, 120, 346, 355, 359; V, 225; vi, 
33,41,42, 120,386; vii. 13 

— Ephraim, City Clerk and Collector of 

wharf dues, vi, 364 ; vii, 29 ; Secretary 
of the City, vii, 122 

— Jennekie, ii, 72, 82, 147 ; iii, 64, 274 

385, 289, 299, 313. 369, 425 ; iv, 4 

74, 78. 79. 83, 85 ; V, 43. 50, 53, 59 

— Styntie, wife of Comelis Hendricksen, 

vii, 163 
Hegeman, Adriaen, ii, 373, 375 ; vi, 185, 
226 ; Schont, iii, 74 

— Catharina, vii, 34 ; widow, vii, 136 
Hellaekres, Jacob, vi, 318 
Hellebrantsen, Teunis, vi, 354 
Hellerus, Jacob, Notary, iv. 292 ; v, 241 
Hellgate, East River, i, 269 

Heming, Thomas, vi, 124 
Hempstead^ L. I., i, 159 
Hendrick, Uncle, iv, 120 
Hendricks. Agnytje, v, 75, 77, 84 

— Anneke, iii, 268, 270, 273, 277, 289, 

299. 314. 33' ; ▼. 122. 128 

— Beeletje, ii, 385 ; iii, 176 

— Catalyntie, wife of Isaac Kip, ii, 101, 



302 



Index. 



Hendricks, Elsie, i, 134, 137, 141 ; wife of 
Gillis Pietersen, ii, loi, twU 

— Engcltie, i. 392. 397. 406, 415, 4x9 ; ii, 

9* 13 ; ▼!. 30. 34 ftseq., 53. i66, 170 ; 
executed for child murder, vi, 188 

— Geertie, ii, 333 ; iii, 6, 30, 175, 182, 191, 

194, 197. 255, 333 ; iv, 165, 177 

— Grietie, widow of Focke Jansen, vi, 335 

— Jannetie, vi, 335 

— Marrede, i, 392 ; iv, 280 ; vi, 334 

— Tryntie, ii, 23, I55 ; i". 294 
Hendricksen, Albert, vii, 90, 93, 99 

— Claes, i, 63. 88, 104, 115, 373 

— Comelis, i, 243 ; ii, 328 ; iii, 66, 71, 86, 

100, 115, 200, 211, 292, 372 ; name of 

wife of, vii, 163 

drummer, v, 123, 127, 224 

Weigbhouse laborer, vii, 146 

— Eldert, iii, 310 

— Frans, vi, 302 

—-Fredrick, i, 138, 142, 150, 316, 370; 

iii. 30, 93, 99. 337» 342. 345 ; vi. 12, 

61. 239, 243, 250 ; vii. 143 

boatman, v, 340 ; vii, 70, 129 

cooper. V, 169, 222. 289 ; vi, 259 

— Gerrit, i. 104, iii ; ii, 92, 297, 395. 

408 ; iii, 20, 24, 59. 69. 85. 189, 197 ; 
iv, 161, 170; V, 51 ; vi. 218. 237, 245, 
307,311; vii, 13 

Farmer of the Slaughter Excise, ii, 

304 ; iii, 21 ; Overseer of Roads, etc., 

vi. 123, 375 
of Amsterdam, v, 347 

— Harmen, i, 303, 395 ; v, 170 
the Portuguese, v, 277 

— Hendrick, i, 51, 53, 89 ; ii, 99, 166 ; 

iii, II, 171. 176. 197. 249. 250, 263, 
267, 276, 279. 352 ; iv, 151 

the drummer, i. 86, 97, loi, 108, 

112, 119, 124, 186, 190, 230. 234, 
317. 324. 347, 374. 377. 400 ; ii, 64. 
178, 226, 229, 255, 297. 404. 408, 409 ; 
iii, 6 ; vii. 148 

— — soldier, i. 329 

tailor, i. 123, 125, 148. I54. 278. 3", 

370. 408. 413. 4x8 ; ii. 129. 139, 159 ; 
iii. 185, 253 ; iv. 154, 160, 163. 166 

of Bergen, Norway, vii, aoo 

— — of Erlangen. v, 168 



Hendricksen, Huybert, iv, 224. 226, 380 ; 
V. 223 

— Jacob, iv, 56 

— Jan. i, 133, 372. 399; ii. 20 et seq„ 57. 

61, 197. 20I, 247, 258. 299, 300. 42a ; 

iii. 59, 115, 268, 270 

Coopall, i, 75, 86 

glazier, ii. 403, 409 

Seleyns, iii, 368 

the baker, i, 75 

the Swede, i, 410 

— Junien, from Osnabrugh, iv. 125 

— Lauwerens, iii, 57. 109 

— Lucas, drummer, iii. 268. 294, 312 

— Ryck. i. 327. 330; ii. 277. 378, 398 ; 

iii. 244. 245. 251. 273. 289. 291, 299. 

314, 331.403; V. n8 
Hendricus, Jacob Cohin, a Jew. vii, 154 
Henel, Michiel. vi, 376 
Herders. Tryn, iii, 412, 415 ; v. 228 
Heres, Jacob, iv, xo8 
Her/or t. Conn., v, 205 
Herkers, Grietje, v. 59 
Hermans, Dirckie, ii, 370, 376 
Hermens, Christyntie, ii, 338 
Herms. Anna, iv, 286 

— Maigriet, iii. 36 
Hermsen, Roelof, iv, 175, 180 

— Styntie, ii, 2 ; iii, 29, 34, 62. 78. 82, 89, 

161, 162, 208, 211 
Hermzen, Douwe. iii, 94. 100, 115. 151 » 
324. 328 ; vii. 200 

— Frerick, iii, 183 ; vii, 109 

— Jan. iii, 36, 39 

baker, iv. 60. 125, 126 

— Pieter, iii, 93, 100, 104. 181 ; ▼. 177, 

209, 225 

— Simon, iii, 263 

— Tennis, v. 214. 218, 244 

— Tomas, v, 232 

Hem (Herren), Pieter, vi. 244, 323. 339, 

336. 339. 345 
Herpers. Andries, v, 265 ; vi. 85, 88 
Herremie, Herry, i, 397 
Herres. James, v, 109 
Herrett. Jan. t. 256 
Herrit, Bamart, iv, 22 
Herten, Jan. ▼, 96, 99 
Heasels, Pieter, vii, 71 



Index. 



303 



Iletten, William, soldier, v, 260 
Hetviel, Thomas, soldier, ▼, 260 
Hensden, Hendrick, iii, 53 
Heycks, William, ii, 60 
Heymans, Poulus, i, 63. 76, 77. i6x, 167, 
171. 176, 179. 185. 193. 225.226, 242, 

248, 251. 263, 265. 268, 312, 316; ii, 
3. 7, 79. 356, 407. 420 ; iii, 24. 80, 84. 
170, 176, i8o, 183, 191, 197, 227, 244. 

249. 268. 270, 272, 277, 279, 282, 332, 
337. 347 ; iv. 7, lo, 49. ^5. "5. 165. 
168, 170, 173. 185, 213, 214, 224. 225, 
241 etseq,, 250. 251, 256. 265, 292. 
300, 308, 309. 329, 339, 341 ; V, 270, 

a74 

— Tiyntje Barents, i, 77, 248, 251, 265. 268, 

3x6. 322, 418 ; u, 3. 4, 32, 37, 48 ; iii. 

273. «79. 294, 295. 3". 353. 366, 376 
Heyn, Louiens, i, 236, 369 
Heytor, John, vi, 117, 120, 121, 122, 130, 

226 
Hibou. Jan. ii, 265, 275, 281 , 373, 375 ; i". 

353. 366, 376 
Higgens, Tomas, iii, 290, 326, 411, 415 ; 

>▼, 22 
Hill, Charles, vi, 178 
Hilton, Sam., vi, 306 
Hingsman, Jan, v, 69, 267 ; vi, 42 
Hinson, Thomas, i, 330 et seq, 
Hobbe, Hobbe Cornelissen, iv, 75. 83, 84, 

93 

— (Hobby). Jan, ii, 338, 339 

Hoels, Barent, v, 168 

Hoffman, Marten, v, 164, 177, 221, 264, 

271, 292 ; vi. 47, 49. 51. 52, 136, 137. 
153, 190, 217, 221, 225. 229, 232, 239, 
«54, 257. 264. 269, 306, 308, 312. 314. 
318, 323 ; vii. 18 
Hofmeyer, Maria, v, 314; vi, 387, 389; 

▼ii. 44 

— William, v, 339, 341 ; vi, 155, 159. 161, 

214, 318, 221, 224 ; wife separated, vi, 

224 
ffogs Isiamd, i, 183 ; vi, 157 
Holden, Jo., vi, 112 
Holgenen, Direk, i, 374, 390 ; ii, 38, 83, 

200, 222 
Holinghwoort, Mr., iv, 266. 373 ; v, 235, 

247 



Holinghwoort, Willem. iv. 81 

HoU (Hoi), Fran9ois. iii, 267, 375, 381. 

389. 393 ; »▼. 59 
Holies (Hallis). Robert, vii, 5, 12, 48, 130 
Holmes. Jan Jampingh. v, 55 
-^ Prisdlla. V, 55 
Hoist, Lourens, vi, 115. 139, 142, 145, 146, 

150. 271. 277. 281 
Hom (Holmes). George, iv, 107 ; v, 55 
Honde, Coutrie, Daniel, iii, 419 ; vi, 25 
Hontun, Hans. i. 292 
Hoock, William, i. 236 
Hood. Thomas, vi, 338, 349 
Hooft, Joannes, iv, 227-^ ; v. 54 
Hooghboom, Cornells, iii. 62, 170, 175, 

182, 202. 210, 236, 399, 403 ; iv, 121, 

125. 133. 151, 154. 160, 163. 166, 186, 

194, 207, 209 

Pietersen, iii, 145 

Hooghlant, Catrina, vi, 54 

— Comelis, iv, 15 
Andriessen, iv, 230 

Dircksen, i, 89, 152, 181, 185; ii, 

156, 160 ; iii, 381, 389 

— Stoffel, i. 409 ; iii. 203 ; iv, 66, 87. 107. 

149. 152. 156. 163, 175, 178, 187, 191 ; 
V. 29, 41, 75, 77. 79, 81, 87, 222, 229, 
242, 267, 270, 285. 353 ; vi. 6. 7. 10, 

15. 19. 33. 53. 58, 75. 85, 88, 89, 91, 
103, 112, 121. 140, 142, 173, 263. 267, 
272» 354. 359. 360; Inspector of Bread, 
iii, 391 ; reapp'd, vi, 30; again, vi, m; 
once more, vi, 266 ; nominated Sche- 
pcn. iv. 25, 195 ; v, 15 ; vii, iii ; con- 
firmed, v, 17; vii, 113; nominated 
Lieut. 3d Militia Co.. vi. 357 

Hooghvelt, Lysibet. iv. 57 

Hoolwel. Andrees, ii, 338, 344 

Hoon. Mr., of Virginia, ii, 333 

Hoom, Reindert Jansen. iii. 37,42,46, 50.56, 
62. 63, 65. 72, 79, 96, 114, 116, 206, 
209. 213, 216, 221, 222, 224, 245, 247, 
256. 266, 273, 276, 280, 285, 299, 315, 
317 et seq., 323. 348, 370, 377. 418, 
429 ; iv. 29, 33, 44, 49. 86. 87. 116, 
117, 121, 144: y,2Setseq. 

— Reyndert. ii, 128. 129 
Hop. Robert, i, 174 
Hopkins, Andries. i, 86, X07, 120 



304 



Index. 



Hopkins, Samuel, vii, 114 

Hoppcn, Andries, i, 304. 326, 339, 347, 
348, 353, 362, 370. 391, 393. 405. 406, 
410 ; ii, 7, 90, 129. 139. 159, 166. 363 ; 
iii, 96 ; V, 258 

— Catrina, v, 258 

— Geertje Hendricks, iii, 77, 104 ; iv, 154 ; 

V, 247. 258, 265, 288, 342, 343. 347. 

350; ▼!, 3t 7» 15 ; widow of Andries* 

iii, 96. 255 
Hoskis, Heniy, ii, 60 
Houghton, Robert, vi, 355 
Houthuysen, Dirck, iii, 192, 233, 234, 280, 

313; iv. II, 39. 51 
Honward, Edward, v, 316 
^~ Walter, sailor, vi, 345 
How, Wm., vi. 314 
Howel, Capt. Thos., vi, 128 

— Robert, vi, 165 
Howes, Erasmus, vi, 20, 26 
Hudde, Pieter, i, 275 

Huddison (Hutchison), Raeff, vi, 105, 307, 

316, 317 ; vii, 31, 43. 45, 74, "7 
Hudson, Edw., vi, 134, 138 

— John, i, 302 
Hugen, Hendrick, v. 147 

Huges, Mr. Jacob, i. 362, 372, 403, 408 ; 
ii, 54 ; iii. 5, 180, 353. 364. 366, 385 
e/se^., 393, 404 ; iv, 40 ; ▼, 239 ; set 
Vuges 

Hugla, Casper, vi, 338 

Hunking, William, vi, 157, 160 

Hunt, Josiah, vi, 302, 306 

— Ralph, vi, 299, 301 

-^ Rebecca, wife of Josiah, vi, 302, 306 

— Thomas, iv, 334 ; vi, 42 
Hutsitson, Jan, English ship-carpenter, 

vii, 158 
Hutson, Henry, iv, 189, 191, 193, 198, 201, 
207, 211 ; V, 68 ft seq.. 78, 85, 89, 90, 
92, 97, 100-2, 108 etseq., 112, II9 

— Jan, i, 126, 132 ; iv, 213 

— Mr., IV. 138 

Huwit (Hewit), Margreat, vi, 291 ; widow 
of Rendel, 293 

— Rcndel. i, 280, 289, 317, 37*; ii. 53, 

121, 244, 246, 363. 269, 280; iv, 232 ; 
vi, 160, 162, 169, 181, 359; vii, 117 
Huybert, Sergeant, i, 62, 70, 74 



Huybertsen, Aryaen, i, 180, 186, 187, 377 ; 

ii. 172, 177; iii, 145. 421; ▼. I, 40, 
132, 216, 219, 222 ; vii, 300 

— Bruyn, iv, 340, 344 ; v, i 

— Maeycke, i, 118 
Huycken, Willem, vi, 98, 99 
Huygen, Gerrit, v, 310 

— Hendrick, v, 79, 303, 31 1 

Huygens, Tomas, iii, 239, 240; see Hig- 

gens 
Huys, Jacob Jansen, i, 274, 278, 280, 299, 

301, 337. 389; ii, "3, 165, 170, 173. 

174. 292, 296 ; iii, 49, 77. 97. "4, 189. 

336, 343, 371 ; iv, 168 ; v, 54 
Huysman, Charles, vii, 103, 106. 122 
Hjrmans, Albert, vii, 17 



Ibes, Ide, iii, 31 1 

Idens, Anneke, wife of Michiel Tades, iii, 

235 
Ides, Simon, iv, 74, 76 

Igsiter, Skipper, ii, 381 

Imperer, Mr., ii, 280 

Inch, John, vii, 124 

Indians, i, 3, 22, 71, 183, 206, 207 ; ii, la, 
22, 31, 63, 90, 91, 130 ; trade with, i, 
325 ; ii, 51, 52 ; inquiry into the mas» 
sacre by, ii, 55 ; release of prisonen 
among, ii, 64 ; property lost in troubles 
with, 1655, ii, 197 ; sale of liquor to. 
and harboring, ii, 51, 52, 107 ; fine for 
lodging, vi, 32; liquor sold to, and 
means to prevent it, vi, 33, 65. 76, 87, 
100 ; plantations of, vi, 31 ; Minquas, 
i, 2 ; Tappan, i, 22, 134 

Inscole, Krigier, i, 57 

Ipestyn, Capt, vii, 10 

Isaacksen, Arent, i, 373 ; v, 28, 34, 125, 130. 
154, 222 ; vi, 49, 50, 64, 94. 260, 350, 

359 

— Denis, iv, 35, 133, 160, 161, 189, 19a, 

308, 310, 313, 317 ; V, 9a, iia, 150^ 
152, 163, 217, 224, 287, 314, 337 ; iri, 
117, 120, 123, 124, 129. 154, 156, 159. 
162, 165 

— Dirck, iii, 177, 354 
Isebrantsen, Jan, iv. 84 



Index. 



305 



Iselstyn, Jan Wfllemsen, i, 184, 336, 346, 
386 ; ii, 49. loi ; tee ^an yam Leydm 
Imel, Abtmm, i, 241 
— Dmvid, i, 244, 352 
— > Isaac, ii, 80 
Itbrie, Josq>h, ii, 115 



JaartYcIt, Anneke, W, 67 
Jackson, Francis, vi, 330 

— Henry, i, 346 

— Mr., ▼, 304 

Jacob, Captain, ii, 334, 339 ; vii, 11, 16 
Jacobs, Annetje, ▼» 154 ; vi, 3, 323 

— Bedetje, i, 181, 198, 323 ; ii. 3*7. 4oa ; 

iii.85 

— Geertie, i, 62, 71 ; ti, 61 

wife of Genrt Coexten, ii, 377 

— Geertnxjrt, late widow of Roelof de Haes, 

now wife of Jarde Crap, ii, 196 

— Jannetie, -vi, 9o6, 309, 2I3, 3i6, 319, 

357. 381 

— Merritje, iti, 303 ; iv, 63, 90, 338, 339 

— Teontje, iv, 11 

— Tryntie, ii, 3, 4 

Jacobsen, Abram, i, 339, 372, 391 ; ii, 30, 
95. 291 ; iii, 173, 184. 294 

— Barcnt, iii, 246 ; ▼, 209 

— Capt. Jan, i, 136, 230, 325, 228, 231, 

237, 239, 381 ; ii, 254, 398 ; iii, 96, 98, 

103, 114, 188, 190, 199. 201, 310, 311 

— Capt.-Lient. Pieter, i, 357, 360, 363, 366 

— Cryn, ▼, 256, 270, 289, 347 ; vii. 300 

— — weighhoase laborer, yii, 146 

— Dirck, skipper. It, 63 

— Hans, vii, 3 

— Harmen, i, 333, 367 ; iii, 353 

— Jacob, i, 359 

— Jan, ii, 99 ; iii, 238 ; iv, 61, 199, 380; 

▼1.357 

— Laawerens, iii, 30 

— Pieter, i, 301, 330 ; ii, 150 ; iii, 317, 330, 

331 ; ▼. 354 ; ▼!. 870. a77. a8o 

— Rnt, i, 374 ; iii, 63, 334, 339, 336, 338, 

354,361,397; ▼, 154,343 
*- Samuel, iii, 333 

— Tennis, ii, 5 

— WiUem, baker, iv, 147. 149 ; ▼. 44 

vou vu.< 



Jacobsen, Wybrant, i, 345, 354 

— Wyhe, ii, 196 
Jacqneny, — , vii, 184 

Jacqnet, John Panlusen, i, 301, 304, 370; 
ii, I03 ; ▼, 56 

— Sarah, iv, 393 
yaJwofVa, i, 343 
J^mai<a, W. I., vi, 342 
yamtstowHy Va,, iii, 320 ; iv, 379 
Jampingh, Jan, ▼, 55 

Jans, Aaght, iv, 303, 333 

widow of P. van Naarden, v, 334 

— Annetje, v, 185, 190 ; vi, 10 

— Barbara, i. 75, 77 
-» Barentje, vii, 64, 69 

— Catalyntje, v, 59 ; vi. 159. 167, 173, 174. 

362 

— Dirckje, iii, 324. 333, 344, 4i6 
wife of Jan Martens, iii, 311 

— Elcke, i, 71 

— Elizabeth, iv, 202 

— Elsie, vi, 39, 143 

— Focke, V, 238 ; lives at the Bonwery, v, 

253 

— Foppe, ii, 430 

— Fytie, vi, 49 

— Geertie. ii, 299 ; v, 54, 234 ; vii, 95 
wife of Jan Hendricksen, ii, 300 

— Grietie, v, 272 ; vi, 39, 43, 46, 54 

— Hilletje, ii, 407 ; iv, 123 

— Jacobie, v, 172, 337 

— Jacomyntie, v, 10, 1 1 

— Jannetie, widow of Joriaen Andxicnen, 

i, 273, 275 

— Lysbet, u, 423. 425 ; iii. 368 ; iv, 74. 77. 

147. 149 

— Madaleen, iii, 74 

— Marretie, ii, 46 ; vii, 58 

— Neeltjc, iv, 78. 133 ; vii, 136 

— Pietertie, ii, 31 ; iii, 316, 347, 353, 

363, 367. 373 ; !▼, 103, 338, 343, 250. 
363, 280, 287 ; V, 14, 49, 55, 66, 74, 
79, 81, 82, 84, 87, 239, 243, 246 ; vi, 
93. 376, 381 ; widow of Claas Jansen 
Rnyter, iv, 251, 254; wife of Albert 
the Noonnan, dead, vi, 56 ; settlement 
of esUte of, vi, 57-9, 61, 64, 83 

— Sdetje, V, 40, 176, 178 ; widow of Hend. 

V. d. WaUe, v, 181 



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Index. 



307 



Jansen, Jan, of Rotterdam, iii. 158, 163, 
384 

— Jeremias, iii, 283. 294, 296. 298, 392, 

397. 403;iv, I24;t. il 

— Joris, carter, vi, 70, 195 

— Jurian, cooper, iii, 54, 197, 201, 286, 

304. 427 ; vi, 8. 13. 16, 47, 49, 166. 
168, 169. 225, 230, 234, 236, 239, 268, 
283, 290, 295, 302, 328 

— Lambert, iii, 184 

— Lieve, i, 94 

— Lourens, i, 373 ; ii, 9, 37, 61, 67, 133, 398, 

402, 406, 418 ; iii, 10, 22 ; v, 5 ; vi, 277 

— Loowies, vii, 103, 136 

— Locas, iii, 415. 419. 423. 43i 

— Madaleen, i, 137 

— Marten, i. 55, 57, 61, 62, 71, 80; ii, 

154 ; >▼, 238 

— Menwe, i, 99, 105, 393. 399 

— Michie], i, 30, 71. 81, 82, 122, 213, 375, 

405 ; ii, 114, 156, 194, 198, 231, 263, 
268, 272, 301, 307, 343, 369, 385, 405. 
417, 426 ; iii. 3. 8, 19, 36, 41, 90, 196, 
204, 2x0, 216, 243, 246, 253, 255. 270. 
273, 277, 285, 299. 302. 368 ; iv, 2. 46, 

64 

— Nanninck, i, 190 

— Nicolas, baker, v, 222 ; app*d Fire War- 

den, vi. 184 

— Otto, of Amsterdam, vi, 44, 45. 47 

— Panlus, gunner, iii, 7, 331 ; iv. 238 
^ Fhilipp, vii, 146 

— Pieter. i, 292, 358, 374, 377. 386, 390, 

405. 409. 413 ; ". 38. 47, 50, 59. 61, 67, 
74. 91. 93. 97. 117. 124, 127. 132, 138, 
156. I59» 227. 230. 234. 269, 277. 328, 
373. 380, 385. 391. 427 ; iii. 4, 50, 53. 
62. 64, 65, 72, 85. 195. 248, 272, 288, 
294, 410 ; V, 64, 132, 140. 221, 22s ; 
vi, 108 

— — drummer, v, 14, 209 
gunner, i. 338, 343, 346 

mason, ii. 338, 344. 351, 354, 364, 

384 ; iii, 26, 30. 88, 93, 145, 151, 160, 
168. 172, 177, 180, 184. 191. 208, 216, 
217, 235. 236, 245. 247. 252, 261, 275, 
333. 420. 421 ; iv, 34, 35, 126, 13a, 138, 
189, 192, 202, 220. 223, 224, 229, 230, 
243. 246. 253 ; V, 180 



Jansen, Pieter, miller, vi, 151 

ship carpenter, iii, 405 

shoemaker, iv, 7, 11, 13 

skipper, i, 336 

stone drawer, v, 223 

sworn butcher, v, 312 

of Frederickstatt, iii, ii 

of Gluckstadt, v, 151 

— — of Gouwanes, iii, 424 ; iv, 5 

— Pons, vii, 96 

— Reindert, iii, 241 

— Rem, smith, ii, 152 ; iv, 344. 358 ; v, 

237. 342 ; vi, 5 

— Roelof, i, 51, 82, 88, 176, 228, 236, 26a, 

266, 326 ; ii, 20, 21, 247 ; i". 170. 275, 

278. 294 

butcher, vi. 363, 366, 376, 407 

lacemaker, iii, 164 

see Vonck 

— Rutger, i. 358. 377 ; ii. 74. 275, 291, 

332. 334. 340. 355. 367, 381. 385 ; iii. 
• 26, 61, 212, 220, 325, 332, 339, 349, 

353. 354. 367. 377. 379 ; »▼. I77. i8a, 
226, 237 ; V, 191 

— Rutgert, son of Jan Rutgersen, iii, 335 
a resident of Flatbush, L. I., nick- 
named, ii. 332 

— Samuel, died in Virginia, ii. 241 

— Simon, v, 280 

— Stoffel. iii, 100, 229 

— Sybrant, ii, 113, 178, 402 

— Symon, i. 369 ; iii, 7, 10, 39. 393 ; iv. 

291 

— Teunis. ii, 381 

— — sailmaker, vi, 73 

— Thomas, iii, 26, 99 

— Tys, carpenter, iv, 45 

— Ulrich, i, 70, 154, 160 
^ Willem, ii, 99 ; V, 156 
ferryman, iv. 209, 344 

— — shoemaker, vi, 48, 51 

— Wybrant, i, 336, 338 
Jarret, John, vi. 341 

Jeffries, J<^n, vi, 277, 281, 284, 290 

Jelle, Pieter, iv, 22, 124 

Jellis, Marritje, v. 191, 194 

Jellisen, Jan, Jun., iii. 346. 418, 420, 429 ; 

iv, 51, 82, 84, 86. 87. 89, 265 
Jdya, Margriet. v, 134, 135. I37. M© 



3o8 



Index. 



Jenny, Thoinu, t, 276 

Jerol (Gerol), J»n, »i, sio, sia, aai 

ytrsrf aty. iii, 93 

Jervits, Thomu, *, 3lB, 319, 131, 377 

Je»ip, Mr., ot Westchester, t. 3*6 

Jewel), III Goeel 

ytvi. i, 144. 349, 3j!, ijg, >9o : 6tst ar- 
rival of, in N. A., i. 340; to leave 
N. N., i, 391 ; abased, vi, iji ; not »!• 
loired to be boken, vti, 154; not ad- 
mitted to Borgherrigfat, i^. 

Jillisen. Pieter, i, Z76 

Joanea, Geo^e. *i, S3. &5. 70. So, go, 151 

— Fhilipp, vi, 40 

— Robert, ti, i3g, 147-9 

— SimoD, vi, 117, iaD~3, 130 

— Thomai, vi, 138 

Jodiemten, Andriet, i, 34s, 24S, 359, 370, 
40s, 409, 413 : ii, W3, 417 ; iii. 3^, 67. 
176, HQ. 351, 36S, 36g, 399, 341. 396. 
409, 410, 413 ; iv. 7, 9, 10, 13, 33, 34. 
36, 41, 4S, 68, 74. Si. 194, 3S4, 364, 
313-5, 336 ; V, 113. 331 : vi, 53, 71, 
ao3, 304, 308, an ; vii, 93, 99. 143. 
153. ISS 

— Barent, ii. 398 ; iii, 39, 31. 361 

— David, Ui, 144. rgi. 399, 403 ; iv, 149. 

181. asg. »69. 3»7, 330; T, 3a, 79. 
333; vi, 181, 306. 349, 353, ass, a63. 
369. 376, 360, 3S3, 390, 393, 394. 397, 
301, 306. 311, 319. 331. 333, 338, 336, 
375 

— Hendrick, vi, aS;, 391. 395 

— Jan, iii, ii6 

pilot, iii. 343; iv, 334 

— Selelje, vi, 100 

Johni, Benjamin, vi, 357, 364, 37:. 399. 
3C4, 30B, 317. 373 : vii, 4. 37 

— Nicolaei, vi, 356 

— Philipp. V, 181 ; vi, 13s, 185, 3i8. 331, 

133. 350. 3S3. zSj, igi, 39;, 39S. 301. 
306. 307, 3". 319. 331, 316, 339, 335, 
374. 380 ; "'. 33. 4& 

— Tbomai, loldier, v, 363 

Juhtiv'ii, tl(.Ti]jmiQ. app'd executioner,*!, 

— Dirclt, n. 1^5 

— JoMph. Ii, 318. 338, 336. 343, 346, 359 



Jobnioo, Mary, vi, 3S1 
Jonckbloet, Maria, iv, 337 
Jones. George, vi, 47 
Jongbloet. Abraham, iii, 361 
Jongh, CapL John, v, 311 

— Jan. i. 174 

- Lodewyck. i, BS, 99 

— Tomas. ii, 344, 355. 3S7 
JooDS, Mc. V. 331, 337 ; vi, 73 
Joosten, Jacob, i, 391 ; ii. 83, 379, 380 

— Jan, iv. 176,183,186,191,903, ;io,3ti, 

317. 357. 3»6 ; V. 8, 33, 319 ; vi". 330 ; 

- Mary. i. 317 

- SymOD, i, 94, 99, 105, 153. 303, 397 ; ii. 

31, 33, S3, 157. 160, 167, 183, 330, 3SI. 
380. 385. 391, 407 ; iii. 33. 99. 331, 
346. 3B3, 39« - 

Joresy, Cataljn, ii, 173; iii, 434 ! iv. 3 

Jorges, Catalyn, iii, 150 

Joiii. Kill^ond. iii, 394 ; vi. 30, 246. 386 

- Manetie, i, 316, 3>9. 333, 338 ; ii, 5a, 

60. iiS, 343. 363; iv. 304. 330; wite 
of Nicolai Bool, ii. 335 ; lepanlcd 
from faei husband, iv, 338 

- Sara, li, 37, 47 

Jorissen. Borger, i, 6J. 67. 70. 74, 75. 77. 
81,89, I0^> IIS. 143. 1B3, 199, 3S4. 
363. 366, 365, 387, 393, 308, 334, 330, 
331. 334. 340. 3S5. 364, 373 ; ii. 13, 33, 
68, 76. 94, '34. 333, 391. 368 : iu, 61. 
73, S5, B9, 94, 157. 161. 169. iSo, iSi, 
315.373; W, 104. 115,143.309,317; 
V. 341. 344 ; vi. 66, los, 159, 393 ; m«le 
Great Burgher, ii, 315 ; nomioaied lot 
Schepen. lit. 360 ; bm of, at N«w. 
town. L. I., Ui, 8s 

— Corneiis, iwom botcher, v, 31a 

— Jan, i, a6i 

Jonkes, Jan, iv, 3(0, 413 ; v, 158 
Jndcl, Philipp. vi, 337 

Jnlias, John, Skipper, ri, 339 
Juriaem, Hannlie. v, 337, 339 

— Janneke, i, 81, 134 ; ii, aaa 

— Lpbct. i. 370 

— Meriiie, ii, 338 

— Tenntje, iii, 393, 39S 

— Tryntje, i, 348, 351 ; vi. 135 



Index. 



309 



Jitriaensen, Arent, v, 351 

— Eldert, iii, 197. 308. 335, 329. 347 ; vii. 

soo 

— Jan, iii. 33, 47, 180, 184, a49» aSi. 254. 

263, 268, 2S3 

— Tennis, i, 243 

Juwel, Elisabeth, vi, lof , 114 

— Joris. iv. 304 



{^e these names under *' C ") 
Kaets, Richard, vi, 188 
Kalckbays, Arent, i, 373 
Kammentie, Jonathan, ti, 40 
Karinan, ii, 68 
Karmans, Mary, ii, 75, 367 
Karpenter. James, vi, 151 
Karr, Thomas, yi, 314 
Karstensen, Klaas, iv, 155, 193, 330, 33 1 
Karter, Nicolaas, iv, 86 
Kase, Thomas, v, 330, 331 
Kay, Elizabeth, vii, 74, 76 

— Jacob Teunizen, i, 46 ; iii, 404 ; iv, 38 ; 

▼. 30. 93. 107. 217. 223 ; vi. 357. 391 •. 
▼ii. 93. 95. 97. 98. 102 

— Robert, iii, 320 
Keane, Richard, vi, 248 
Keel, James, ii, 224 

Keeling, Abraham, vi, 117, 120, I3i, 123, 

124. 130, 134 
Keen. John, vi. 282, 285, 291, 295, 298, 

301. 306, 311, 319, 321, 336. 335 
Keersen, Jan, vi, 85 
Kees, Thomas, iv, 191 
Keets, James, ii, 168 
Kciser, Dirck, v, 35 
Kcllem, Richard, vi, 341 
Kerckhoff, Arent, i, 368 
Kerckhoven, Hendrick, iii, 336, 398, 403 
Keren, Jacob, iv, 344 ; v, 35, 3s. 45. ^94 
Kennel (Kemer), Abraham, v, 208. 222 ; 

vii, 76 
Kervel, Mr., iv, 298, 312, 317 
Kerven, Mr., iv, 326 
Kerwer (Karver), William, iv, 310; v, 71, 

98, 100, 102, xfAetseq.y II3 
Ketel. Hans, iii, 7, 13 

— Joghim, iii. 363 

Keteltas, Arent Evertsen, vii, 19 



Keuninck (Koninck), Albert, v, 334 ; vi. 

251, 253 

— Arent Jansen, v, 83 

Keyser, Adrian, i, 5, 63, 67, 86. 88, 93, 100, 
106. 133, 134, 136, 132, 138, 142. 147, 

148. 150, 161. 196. 199, 205. 207, 330, 

335, 330, 237. 239. 243. 250, 253, 299, 

308. 312, 315. 319. 372. 375. 385. 393. 
411, 412, 414, 416 ; ii, 3. 8. 9, ID. 13, 
22, 23, 32, 33, 38, 42, 49, 56, 58-60, 
64, 97. 112, 120. 124, 228, 241, 328, 
343. 396, 400, 402, 405. 416 
^ Johannes, i, 67 

Kieft, W.. i. 132 ; ii, 95, 329 ; vi, 73 
Kiersteede, Hans, i, 126, 234, 321, 372 ; 

ii. 59. 173. 213, 330 ; iii, 88, 181, 386 ; 
iv, 136; V, 48, 52, 76. 118, 121, 137, 
215, 223, 305; vi. 8, 272. 357.384; 
vii, 56, 92 ; hottse of. where located, ii, 
169 

— Joghim, ii, 330 ; drowned in the Prin- 

cess ; iHd.^ vii, 172 

— Roeloff, V, 310 

— Sarah, vi, 83, 86, 102, 189 ; vii, 13 
Kiketan, Va., vi. 187 

KiU von Kol, v, 328 
Kilvert, — , ii, 165, 172, 192 

— (Kilfort), Andrew, ii, 65, 69, 70, 71, 74, 

73, 79. 83, 108 

— Rogier. ii, 65, 78, 79. 83. 86. 108 
Kimberley, Abraham, iii, 220 
Kimmit, Deman, ii, 35 s 
Kincking, Jasper, ii, 367 

King, Jan, iii, 313 

Kingdom, John, vi, 313, 316, 33 1. 334, 

23$, 378 
Kingston, N. Y., v, 138 
Kip, — , skipper, vii, 70 

— Hendrick, i. 126. 142, 147. 276, 304, 

374; ii, 26-28, 88, 103, 136, 155. 
190, 195. 300, 363, 368,383, 397. 304; 

iii. 3. 266, 287 ; iv, 31. 38, 57 ; V, 343 ; 

vi, 73. 100, 138. 178 ; nominated for 
Schepen, ii. 319 ; iii, 260 
senior, iv, 73, 165, 341, 350, 351, 

273; ▼. 31. 93.233 
<— — Hendricksen, i, 23. 300; iii, 170, 
349 ; appointed Schepen, ii, 30 ; Fire- 
warden, ii, 44 



3IO 



Indefx. 



Kip, Hendrick Hendricksen, senior, nomi- 
nated Scbepen, ▼, i6 

— Itaac, i, 124, 300, 347, 358, 370, 37B ; 

ii, 62, 77, loi, 179. 181. 184, 342 ; ill. 
212, 282, 332. 338, 343, 347 ; iv, 164, 
187, 222, 224 ; ▼, 223 ; City Stamper, 
▼iif 58, 65, 68; wife of, ii, loi, 

W9Wr99 

— Jacob, i, 53. 73. 79. 80. 88. 'i^. 121, 

136, 141, 147, 150, 153, 164, 166, 168, 
175, 191. 207. 208, 214, 224, 225, 236. 
270, 277, 300, 301, 314, 333. 367. 395. 
400; ii, 4, 86, 87, 102, 113, 128, 249. 
343. 366. 388. 423; iii. 53. "». 209, 
313, 421 ; iv, II, 39, 51. 114, 148, 164, 
165, 172, 178, 194. 240, 241. 250, 251. 
258, 261, 269. 270, 290, 292, 306, 311, 

335» 337. 339; V. II, 30, 49. 58. 65. 
82, 87, 88. 91. 108, 130, 131, 134. 141, 
148, 157. 164, 165, 168, 169, 17^-81, 
189, 196, 213, 224, 244. 284, 304, 305, 
307. 311 ; vi, 13, 50, 93, 114, 115, 148, 
151. 153. 161, 167, 285, 290. 354, 356, 
378, 381 ; salary of, as Secretary, ii, 
231 ; Secretary, asks salary for book- 
keeping, ii, 276, 281 : Schepen, iii, 43, 
53 ; nominated Schepen, ii, 319, 320 ; 
iii, 260 ; iv, 27, 195 ; elected, iv, 197 ; 
elected Delegate to Genl. Ass*y, iv, 
325 ; nominated Scbepen. ▼, 184 ; con- 
6nned, y, 185 ; elected and con6rmed 
Scbepen, vi, 397, 398 ; continued as 
Scbepen and made President, yii, 113 ; 
son-in-law of Job. de la Montagne, v, 
164; Lieut, of a Burger Comp., vi, 

144 

— Tryntie, i, 87 

Kitser, Panlus Jans, vi, 6, I2. 16 

Kittestyn, Andries, i, 250 

Klaessen, Kleyn.vi, 102, 154 

Klinckbamer, Gcrrit Jansen, i, 226 

Klock, Notary, ii, 246 

Knot, Mr., VI, 284 

Knott, Joseph, vi, 306, 320. 322. 373, 379. 

384 
Knyff, Capt Wm., vii, 40; presides at 
Court of Burgomasters and Schepens, 
vii, 43, etc ; Fiscal of N. N., vii, 103, 
105, 108 ; Schout of the City, vii, 113 



Kock (Koeck, Kook), AaBdw, iv, 78, i5Di» 
134, 140, 146, 147. 156, 163, 168, 212 
246. 308,310, 313; ▼. "8, 136, 168, 
180, 221, 248,263, 300, 302. 303, 311. 
331 ; vi, 100, 142, 143 

— Captain, iii, 367 : v, 114 

— Goodman, ii. 351 

— Jan Gillisen, iii, 76, 401 ; iv, 43. 4s, 

49. 55 ; ▼. 32, 43. 81, 186, 190, 192, 
196, 209, 221, 225, 328 ; wanted as as- 
sistant by the Schout, iv, 87 ; dies 
suddenly, v, 329 

— Jocbem, i, 198, 203, 379 

— Picter, i, 54, 57, 61, 64, 76, 80, 97, 126. 

134, 143, 150, 154, 163, 167, 192, 197. 
277. 308. 324. 372 ; u. 227, 248, 257, 
270; iii, 23, 37, 61, 105, 306, 331. 
403 ; name of widow of, iii, 310 ; 

!▼. 34 

— Tomas, v, 208 ; soldier, v, 960 

— Willem, ii, 91 ; v, 223, 316 ; vi, 18, 70 ; 

public carter, vi, 360 ; vii, 146 

— Woud, ii, 400 
Komtad, Willem, i, 55 
Koninck, Harmanus, vi, 233 

— Thomas, vi, 236, 239 

Koo, Mr., i, 235 ; see Coo, Coe 

Koocku (Kockuyt), Joost, v, 136, 140 ; vi, 

179, 180, 183. 184, 226, 230 
Koppe, Jacob, iv, 95 
Kortrys, — , a Frenchman, ii, 168 
Kos, Claes Pietersen, ii, 97, 271 ; see Cos 
Kraey (Kray, Cray), Gerrit Teoniasen. 

▼.2 

— Gcurt, i, 412 ; iv, 120 

— Jacob, ii, 2Q2 
Teunissen, v, 64 

— Jan Teunissen, i, 405 

— Jannetje Teunis, wife of Philip Scboof« 

ii.425 

— Teunis, i, 57, 87. 95. !«>, 109, 113, 115, 

121, 133, 149, 151, 154, 155. 163, 171, 
186, 192, 220, 235, 236, 239. 251, a6i, 

286, 300. 332, 337 et sef„ 361, 362. 
372. 391. 398, 401. 418 ; ii, 3. 5. 54. 
57. 139. 342. 380, 410, 414 ; iii, 12. 24, 
71, 82, 100, 115, 236, 243, 244. «7«. 

287, 3". 333. 366, 376, 380, 393. 4l6 ; 
iv, 6, 10, 61. 67. 73. 80, 120, 126, 186: 



Index. 



3" 



Kxmey, Teunis— Cm/rittM'f/. 

▼, 13. 93, 223, 313. 317, 318. 323, 353 ; 

▼i. I. 52, 53. 139. 161. 166. 173, i8a, 

337 ; vii. ^ '• fftther-in-law of J. G. de 

Vries, !▼, 175 ; measurer of apples, 

etc., y\, 90 ; vii, 7 
Krap, Jacobus, suigeon, ii, 168 
Krenmer, William, v, 173 
Krigier, Martin, Burgomaster, i. 86, 88, 

92* 93t 98. loa, IC5, 108, 113, 117. 

121, 127. 130. 131. 14S. 150. 167. 178. 

188, 192, 197. 206, 208, 215, 224. 270. 

367 ; ii, 26-8, 79, 106. 107 
Krisp, Sackery, vi, 151, 176, 178, 179 
Kristman, A. J., i, 121, 137. 272 
Krogers, Catrina, ii, 76 
Knlpeper, Jao, iy, 226, 228, 230, 240, 241, 

245, 246 
Kuyckeo, Willem, vi, 60 
Kuyper, Abram, vi, 210 
— > Andries, i, 124 

— Andries Pietersen, i, 51, 57, 75 

— Anna, vi, 213 

— Claas Tysen, v, 127 

— Frerick Hendricksen, v, 153, 154* 334 ; 

vi, 8, 16 

— Jnriaen Jansen, v, 327, 332 ; vi, 124, 

169 
Knyter, Jodiem Pietenen, i, 157, 164, 174, 

396, 411 ; ii, 22. 113, 183, 311, 356, 

359. 365, 366 
Kyckuyt, Jan, vi, 245. 289. 384, 401 ; vii, 

99 



Labate, Jan, i, 119 

La Chair, Anneke, iii, 216 ; iv, 207, 209, 
227. 230, 262, 304, 313, 341 ; V, 50, 
188 

— Salomon, i, 401 ; ii, 38. 47. 53, 99. «». 
118, 139, 150, 159. 166, 167, 172, 179. 
180, 184, 187. 194. 197. 203, 214, 223, 
225. 230, 231, 244. 259, 271. 280, 297, 
366, 375. 380, 389, 403, 416, 420, 436 ; 
iii, 6, 28, 33, 35-7, 39, 41, 42, 49, 50, 
68. 104, 105, 151, 152, 171, 191. 193. 
195, 201. 216, 218, 221, 223, 237-9, 
23". 243. 244. 246, 249, 252, 253, 267. 
278. 281, 286, 288, 309, 310^ 323. 332, 



La Chair, Salomon — Contintud, 

335. 348. 353, 355. 366. 367. 376, 389, 
393. 397. 399. 40O. 403. 405. 4", 414. 
421, 425 ; iv, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 
33, 44. 48, 50. 52, 59, 62, 63, 66, 70, 
81, 87, 88. 91. 107, 109, 113, n8, 123, 
149, 152. 156. 159, 163. 175, 227 ; V. 
123. 125. 127, 128, 133, 136, 148, 156, 
165, 180, 182, 289, 305, 311 ; vi, 161 ; 
name of widow of, iv, 335 ; accused of 
abusing the English nation, ii, 178 ; 
becomes Farmer of the Slaughter Ex- 
cise, ii, 209, 222, 232 ; tapster, ii, 263 

Lack, Thomas, ii, 145 

La Coster, Joseph, i, 336 ; see d*AcostM 

La Cuia, Abram, i, 371 

Lakfield, Edward, v, 309 

Lam, Jan, iii, 424 

La Marquies, Fran9ois, i, 249 

Lamb, Thomas, ii, 21s 

I^mbert, Elinor, wife of Roger, vi, 237 

— Roger, vi, 237 

— WilL, iii, 349, 351 

Lamberton, Deliverance, iv, 112, 156, 270, 

278. 282, 295, 314, 316, 323, 328 
Lamberts, Grietie, v, 351 
Lambertsen, Jan, i, 327, 348 ; vii, 55 

— Pieter, ii, 98 ; !▼, 43. 45. 47. 5© 

— Tomas, i, 293, 370; ii, 53, 222 ; iv, 136, 

176, 297 ; V, 31, 223, 246 ; vi, 179, 
180, 183. 184, 220, 226, 230, 376, 380; 

vii, 143 

La Metre, Glaude, iii, 155 ; elected Over* 
seer of Harlem, vi, 15 ; sworn in, vi, 
21 ; continued, vi, 207 

La Montagne, Johannes, Coondllor, i, 68, 
69. 73. 174. 178, 215, 271, 291, 295, 
394 ; ii. 55. 59. 146, 168 ; objects to 
Company's servants paying excise, ii, 

177 

V, 315, 320, 321, 322 ; vi, 325 

Senior, v, 146, 149, 164 ; letter to, v, 

151 
Junior, i, 76, 382 ; ii, 230, 432 ; iii, 

66,69 
nominated for Schepen, ii, 319 

— Johannes Monjeer, ii, 210, 211 
La Motte, Jacus, ii, 58 
Landon, Thomas, ii, 223 



312 



Index. 



Lane, Catharina, vii, 75, 78, 81 

— Laurence, v, 295 

Langedyck, Jan Jansen, i, 287, 289, 299, 
311 ; vi, 115 

Langcstraat, Jan, ▼, 345 ; vi. 13, 69, 71. 
75, 94. Ill, 118, 349; Oerscer of 
Horses, etc., vi, 215 ; Overseer of 
Roads, vi, 222, 296 ; Under Schout 
of new Precinct, vi, 400 

Langevelt, Cornells, ii, 277, 397, 404, 408, 
409, 418, 421 ; iii, 12, 112. 274, 280, 
285, 289, 299, 313, 316, 328, 369. 370, 
425 ; iv, 4 

— Merritje, iii, 317, 328 
Langevelthuysen, Comelts, ii, 263, 275 ; 

!▼, 281 

— Nicolaes, i, 308 ; ii, 275 ; iv, 272 ; v, 4 
Lantsman, Arent Juriaensen, iii, 77, 93, 

99, 103, 145, 146, 163, 180, ao8, 215, 
229, 230, 235, 244, 270, 272. 353, 364, 
366, 375. 380, 388, 395. 401. 413 ; »v. 
71, 127, 133. 136. 144. 328, 341. 344; 
▼. 3. M. 38. 126, 132, 206, 223, 241, 
245. 271, 301 ; vi, 64, 202. 271. 409 ; 
son-in-law of Lodowyck Pos, v, 148 ; 
wife asks for divorce, v, 262 it seq, ; 
and wife, referred to the ministers, v, 
272 ; vii, 27 ; cannot agree, v, 275 ; 
ordered to live together, v, 282 ; again 
complained of for wife-beating, vi, 62, 
65, 77, 193 ; again ill-treats his wife, 

▼i. 340 

— Bdetje Pos, v, 272, 275 

— Beletje, wife of A. J., has run away 

from him, v, 206 

Lanwaer, Margriet Gillis, vii, 80 

La Pleyne, Abram, i, 306 

La Roue, Alexander, vi, 189 

La Saulcx, Isaac, iv, 104 

Latten, Richard, i, 307, 309 

Laurens (Lauwrens, Lauwrensen, Lourens, 
Lawrence, Lourissen), Andries, Ser- 
geant, ii, 125, 133. 145 

— Arent, i, 375 ; iii, i6x 

— Arien, v, 131 

— Christian, iv, 115 

— * James, mason, vi, 285 

— Jan (Jean, John), i, 227; ii, 150, 172, 

178, 180, 187. 215, 223, 259. 271. 361, 



Laurens, Jan — CanHnued. 

368, 370, 373, 391, 392; iii, 61,90, 
92, 288. 294, 299, 401, 407, 424; iv. 
107, 169. 245, 270, 288 ; V, 55, 65, 80, 
86, 91, 92, 113, 124, 129, 222, 250, 
236, 314. 335. 336, 344 ; ▼!. 37, 47. 
67, 71. 73.92. 121, 123, 141. 143. 145. 
146, 148, 151, 155, 156, 178, 210, 21a, 
224, 228, 265, 285, 302, 308, 326, 331. 
354. 374 ; appointed Alderman, v, 250 ; 
nominated and con6rmed as Alderman, 
vi, 201 ; continued as Alderman, vi, 
261, 333 ; nominated Mayor, vi, 394 ; 
nominated Capt. 3d Militia Co., vi, 357 

Junior, ii, 12, note; iii, 342 ; vi, 

212; nominated Ensign 3d Militia 
Comp., vi, 357 

— Lauwerens, i, 375 ; iii, 83, 100, 192, 

325 ; iv, 178, 182, 307 ; V, 132, 22$ ; 

▼i, 137 

— Marritie, ii, 173; iv, 151, 154. 157, 161, 

163 

— Mary, iii, 274 

— Merten, ii, 339 

— Meyndcrt, i, 347, 354, 359. 378, 379 

— Pieter, ii, 165, 184 ; iii, 44, 354 ; v, 209. 

225 ; vi, 102, 104 ; vii, 114 

— Sara, iii, 146 

— Scvcryn, iii, 409, 411; iv, 67, 72; v, 

52, 271, 295 ; vi, 41, 335 ; Overseer 
of Roads, vi, 375 

— Styntje, iv, 238, 262 ; vi, 271 

— Thomas, i, 121 ; v, 31, 107, 120, 187, 

223, 272; vi, loi, 108, no, 210 

— Tomas, baker, v, 260 

— William, i, 108, ill ; iii, 34 ; vi, 339 
Law, Roman-Dutch, terms of, and appli- 
cation, i, 61, 94, 116, 292, 321; ii, 
390; iii, 326; iv, 185 : V, III, 244; 
concerning Orphan Masters, referred 
to, iii, 349 ; of inheritance, iv, 178 

Lavh-customs, giving up an estate, iv, 9ot ; 

V, io8 
Laws of AmsUrdam, quoted, iii, 318 
Leake (Leeck), Edward, iii, 349, 350, 376, 

381 ; iv, 138; V, 121 

— Jno., vi, 350 
Lebcs, Gemt, iii, 401 
Ledget, Peter, vi, 318 



Index. 



313 



Lee (L.eiglit, Liegh), Daniel, v, 174 

— Francis, vi, 386, 390 ; vii. 5, 48, 105, 

— Peter, vi. 322 

Leeck, Jan, i. 261 ; iv. 79, 99 

— Mr., iv, 126, 127, 131 

— Samuel, it, 198 

Leen, Simon, ii, 375 ; tii, 38 ; vi, 48 
Leenders, Aafie, wife of Jan Perier, iii, 

12, 19. 74, 78. 81 
Leendertsen, Albert, y, 902, 209 ; vi, 67, 

188, 191 ; vii. t59 

— Arent, vi, 245. 320 

— Jacob, ii, 32. 372. 404, 408, 409; ui, 

302 ; iv, 75, 83 ; ▼, 270 ; vi, 20 ; Over- 
seer of Roads, vi, 375 ; Schepen of 
new Precinct, vi, 401 

— Leendert, i, 349, 355 

— Sander, i. 318, 374 ; ii, 378, 390 ; iii, 

204, 274, 325 ; vi. 409 

Leeven, Assar, i, 242. 249, 252. 254, 371 

Le Febre, Pieter, i, 135, 139, 141, 162, 176, 

179. 324. 352, 358. 360, 361, 376, 379 ; 

p iii. 44 

i. Leister, Jacob, iv. 180 ; v, 30. 47, 75, 77, 

84, 223, 282 ; vi, 58, 79. 103. 162, 242. 

246, 247, 250, 376, 401, 409 ; vii, 2, 

16, 18, 19, 32 ; name of wife of, iii, 79 
Lepinar, Anthony, public carter, vii. 31, 96 
Lequie, John, vii, 126 
Lerooy, Jan, i, 122 ; vi, 334 
Lesley, James, ii, no, 276 
Leunizen, Jacob, iii, 278, 399, 402 ; iv, 266, 

317 ; V. 224 
Leaven, Tomas. iv, 266 
Leveredt, Captain, i, 209; vii, 16 
Levis (Lewis), Marretie, vi, 20 
— Thomas. V, 277 ; vi, 57. 58, 150. 153, 

156, 161, 182, 184, 189, 192-4, 196. 

198. 356, 357 ; vii. 70 
Levy, Asser. iii. 81. 154, 248, 249, 252, 
279. 293. 380. 408 ; iv, 63. 64. 73. 80. 
173, 221 ; V. 31. 132. 137, 158, 164. 
168, 176, 183. 188. 222. 315, 316, 320, 

32t-4 ; vi, 53. 55. 66, 79. 98. 99. 162, 
176, 185, 220, 271, 272, 278, 302, 351. 
354, 381 ; vii, 4. 7, 122, 154; sworn 
batcher, v, 312 ; vii, 258 
Ley, Ritzert, v, 1 19 



Lieflethet, — , v, 170 

Light Water, Cornells, gunner, iii, 396 

Linthout, Abram. ii, 82. 100, 150, 159, 166. 

167. 172, 187, 197, 203, 214, 223, 225 
Litare, Jacques, iii, 288, 291 
Litscho, Anneke, iv, 151. 219 ; v, 100, 222, 

260 ; vi, 34, 6a, 76. 166, 173, 182 ; vii. 

2 

— Daniel. Sergt., i, 8, 67, 77, 82, 92. 95, 

99, loi. 106, 108. 112, 113, 118, 124, 
126, 139. 155, i6x, 162, 170, 179, 2SI. 
254. 256, 263. 268, 270, 273, 278, 288. 
356, 362, 367, 384, 403 ; ii. 177, 196 ; 
Lieut., ii, 204, 241, 244. 246. 260, 263, 
266, 268, 269, 392, 421 ; iii, 10. 49. 56, 
77. 213, 252. 375 ; iv. 81 ; name of 
widow of, iv. 64 

— Hermanns, iv, 200 
UttU Neek, L. I., iv, 234 

Lock, Claas, v, 30. 242, 270 ; vi, 98, 99, 
107, no, 251 ; vii, 70 

— Dorothy, ii, 40 

— Rev. Lawrence, ii, 117, note 
Lockmort, Edward, iii, 165 
Lodewycksen (Lodowyck), Antony, i, 230, 

234, 293 

— Hans, i, 114, It6, 150 

— Hermje, v, 127 ; vi, 350 

— Samuel, iii. 53 

— Thomas, iii, 402 ; iv. 80; v, 47. 49. 5i. 

54, 57. 59. 86, 91, 224, 240. 288, 290, 

294. 316. 320, 327 
Lofgraf, Richard, v, 285 
Limg Islandy land on, in dispute, vi, 391 
Lonnen, Ambroos. i. 87, 88. 94, 135 
Loo. Anthony, vi. 210, 212, 218. 221, 226, 

230, 233 
Loockeman, Lodowyck, iv, 344 
Loockermans, Anneke, i, 87 ; wife of Oloff 

Stevensen van Cortland, iii, 79 

— Balthus, iii, 221, 226, 228, 231, 232, 235, 

314. 369 

— Balthus Jacobsen, iii, 274 

— Covert, i, 2a, 63, 66, 88, 92, 93, iii, 

113, 115, 116, 121, 126, 138, 141, 149, 

176, 179. 189, 227. 230, 242, 248, 2S2, 
266, 269, 270, 273, 274, 278. 280, 293, 

294, 297, 298, 304, 312, 333, 337, 350, 
353. 355. 368, 378. 385. 392, 393. 395. 



314 



Index. 



Loockennans, GoTert — OmHnued, 

' 399. 415. 416 ; ii, 8. 10, 23, 26, 27, 28. 

56. 57, 98. 99. "4. "5, 137. 211, 250, 

260, 276. 335, 344. 377, 378. 3B2, 388- 

90, 405. 422. 427 ; iii. I, 28. 32. 36, 

38, 39. 47. 50, 53. 77, 79. 85, 90, 
92, 154, 164. 168, 172, 176. 185, 189. 
203, 209, 216. 219, 223, 237, 266, 273, 
276, 280, 284, 288, 290, 299, 301, 305, 
308, 315, 317 fi seq,, 350, 361, 370, 
371. 379. 383. 384 ; iv, 22, 30, 40, 41, 
50. 51, 55, 86, 99, 113, 116. 139. aoa. 
257, 273, 274. 278. 286. 289, 297. 299, 
302, 315. 316. 321. 324, 328, 329 ; V. 
33. 55. 57, 67. 92, 222. 228. 253, 273. 
274. 313 ; vi, 10, 94. 245, 260, 264 ; 
Fire Warden, ii, 44 ; Church Warden, 
ii, 50 ; V, 322 ; Deacon, v, 192 ; nomi- 
nated Schepen, ii, 282 ; iv, 27, 95 ; 
elected, iy, 285 ; nominated Burgo- 
master, V, 15 ; Schepen, 16 ; elected 
Schepen, ii, 292 ; Lieut, of a Burgher 
Comp., vi, 144 ; nominated Alderman, 
vi, 261 ; dead, vi, 299 ; estate of, vii, 
103 

— Marritie, iii, 25 ; vi. 19 ; widow of 

Govert, vii, 99 

— Martin, i, 87 

— Pieter, iii, 365 ; v, 57 
Loof, Hendrick, iii, 78 

Looper, Jacob Tennissen, i, 297 ; ii, 
ID. 3"; vi, 281, 284, 295. 307, 350. 
356; son-in-law of Cornells Melyn, 
vii, 168 

Loosdraght, — , iii, 419 

Looten, Dirck, iv, 171 

Lord, Richard, vi, 245 

Los, Jan, iii, 191, 194, 201, 218, 223 

Lott, Bartel, iii, 278 ; vi, 287 

Lottery^ i, 288, 291 

Louw, Samuel, i, 163 ; skipper, i, 198, 205, 

226 

Lovel, Tho., vi, 136, 137, 161, 164, 176 
Lovelace, Capt« Dudley, vi, 254, 287 ; vii, 

33 

— Fran., vi, 383 

— Francis, Governour, vi, 144 ; debts of, 

407 ; vii, 94. 102 ; letters from, to 
Mayor, etc., vi, 198, 240 



Lovelace, Capt. Thomas, vi, 198, 230, 247, 

297, 299. 301, 315, 337. 343 ; vii, 2, 
15 ; nominated for Alderman, vi, 201, 
332 ; Justice on Staten Island, vi, 358 

Lovclant, Robert, iv, 294, 318 ; v, 164, 169 
Lubbeck, Jacob, iii, 2, 6 ; iv, 31 
Lubbeling, Joannes, iii, 226 
Lubbers, Marycke, iv, 169 ; v, 26 
Lnbbersen, Abraham, iii, 183, 197, 203, 

222 ; iv, 154 ; V, 222 ; vi. 7, 11 ; vii, 

67. 70, 83 
Lubberts, Aeltie, widow, marries again, 

iii, 73 
Lubbertsen, Fred*k. i. 169, 241, 248, 250, 

277, 322, 325. 345, 350 ; ii. 122. 132. 

156, 159. 165, 168. 172, 179, 197. 291. 

344, 386, 388. 400, 404, 418; iii. 

395, 397, 403, 4" ; !▼. 124 ; vi, i ; vii. 

92 ; made Great Burgher, ii, 315 : 

nominated for Schepen, ii. 319 ; again, 

iii, 260 ; iv, 25 

— Jan, ii, 416 

— Waiem. vi. 70, 74, 77. 79, 80, 147 
Lubberzen, Abraham, iii, 70 

Lucas. Sigismondus, ii, 387 ; iv, 63 ; v. 4, 
5, 120 ; vi, 82, 108, 202, 204, 270. 296, 

298, 301 ; vii, 30 ; public carter, vi, 
401 

Lucasen, Pieter, iii. 215, 353, 355 ; iv, 7. 

", 13, 91, 92, 95, 98, 124. 185, 199- 
286. 293. 297. 302, 317. 321, 323 
Lucena, Abraham, iii, 166, 168. 174 ; iv, 

9, 299 

— Jacob, vi, 298, 302, 306, 311 ; vii. 135 

— Moses, iii, 158. 163 ; vii. 261 
Luersen (Laersen, Leursen), Carsten, vi. 

142, 146, 251, 273. 384 ; vii, 19 
Lun, Thomas, ii, 241 
Luycassen, Evert, vi, 104, 105, 107 
Luyck, Aegidius. iv. 282 ; v, 31, 223 ; vi, 
292. 298. 365, 406 ; vii, 9 ; elected 
Schepen. vi, 396 ; made Burgomaster. 

vi, 398 

— Johannes, vi. 125. 172. 177, 181 
Luyckersen, Maria, ii, 99 

— Marinus, i. 272, 285, 293. 370; ii, a, 

8,9 

— Pieter; i, 54. 97 ; ", 187 
Lyntie. Manke, vi, 107, no, 113 



Index. 



315 



Lyon, Henry, vi, 30a, 306, 31a. 334, 347, 

363. 392 
Lysle, Ephraim, v, 279 

M 

Maan (Maen, Manicus, Maaneke), Bartol- 
dus, iii. 26, 28, 34. 40. 45. 50, 62, 64, 
98, 99, 106, 166. 185. 188, 325. 329, 

342. 350, 367, 373. 374. 376, 3«0 ; iv, 
103. 118, 119. 142. 155, 178, 182, 256, 
267. 291, 295, 345 ; V, 30, 9X, 99. 126, 
209, 211, 219. 224, 230, 240. 245, 263. 
293 ; dead, vi, 207, 260, 264, 269, 279, 
280, 283, 290, 308 ; vii, 200] 

— Geertie, iv, 142 ; widow of Bartholdus, 

vi. I, 16, 260, 290 
Maas, Grietie, ii, 290, 416, 419, 424 
Mabs, Thomas, yi, 44, 165, 168 
Macky. Tomas, v, 42 
McKarty, Dennis, vi, 338, 344 
Magnus, Jonas, the Swede, v, 179 
Mahew, Mr., ii, 39 
Maha, Jan, I, 70 ; see Meku 

— Matthew, vi, 314 

— Samuel, ii, 394 

Major, Thomas, v, 209, 221, 240, 247 

Malby, John, vi, 13, 22, 27, 68 

Mallemook, Pieter, i, 122 

Maltomer, Nicolas, v, 180 

Man, Eduard, Director W. I. Co., i, 341 

— John, vii, 117, 136 

Manate, Gerrit, v, 224, 328 ; vi, 13 

Mandevell, Emanuel, vii, lao 

Maningham, Mary, i, 184 

Manner, Gerrit, v, 209 

Manning, Else, vii, 8 

Manninge, Capt. John, i, 184 ; vi, 100, 
102, 105. 113. "8, 120, 123, 129, 139, 
142, 143. 176. 190. 308. 310,314. 315, 
320, 391, 408 ; vii, 32 ; continued as 
Sheriff, vi, 201 ; nominated Sheriff, 
vi, 261 

Mans, Engelde, i, 87. 265, 268, 316, 319 ; 
ii, 90, 94, 227, 270. 277, 278 ; iv, 238, 
288 

Maroelis, Pieter Jacobs, vi, 130 

Marchalik, Wm., iii, 419 

Marchand, Pierre, iii, 329 

Marchandt, Black, iii, 147 



Mareschal, Aaltje, iii, 249, 253, 291 ; iv, 

214, 314. 315. 356 ; vi, 209 

— Evert, iii, 39, 224, 323, 353, 354, 362, 

382, 388, 391, 400, 409 
Mareschalk, Claas, iv, 57 

— Nicolaas, iv, 80, 92, 96, 99, 103 
Marius, Pieter Jacobsen, i, 236, 370 ; ii, 

11, 22, 31, 117, 153, 177, 182, 242, 

333, 385, 386 ; iii, 22, 202, 220, 276, 

349. 385 ; !▼. 92. 95, 121. 124. 125. 
181, 183, 193, 198, 217, 242 et seq., 

249, 268, 270. 281, 323 ; V, 2, 4-6, 9, 

12, 25. 32. 36. 38. 51. 68, 83. 87, 88, 
223, 239, 260 ; vi, 57, 297, 330, 347, 
357, 363 ; vii. 143 ; Deacon, v, 202 ; 
nominated Schepen, vi, 397 ; vii, iii 

— Styntje, iii. 372 
Marlin, Anna, vi, 143 

Marriages^ ii, 36 ; breach of promise case, 
n 54, 167, 192, 199 <►/ seq,, see Kock, 
Pieter v/s Anna van Vorst ; breach of 
promise case, vi, 203 ; runaway, i, 155, 
159* 173 ; same made legal, 165 ; cere- 
monies at, ii, 425 ; bigamous, iii, 70 ; 
separation of, iii, 73 ; Divorce, iii, 90 ; 
V, 262 et seq. ; test of, vi, 262, 334 

Marselis, Crynen, iii, 159 

Marsh, John, boatman, vii, 31 

Marshal, Antony Warton, v, 182 

— John, vi, 136, 137 

Marshall (Mareschal), Thomas, i, 374 ; iii. 

8z 
Marshart, Gerard, vi, 246 
Marsten, Comelis, iii, 42 
Marienaat's Neek, L. I., vii, 84, 90 
Martens, Hermen, v, 118, et seq,^ see van 
• den Boa 

— Jan, iii, 416 ; name of wife of, iii, 311 

— Lyntie,i, 354, 395. 4" ; ", 4, 22, 344, 375 

— Mesaack, iii, 405 et seq,^ 415, 429, sen- 

tenced, 409 ; iv, 24 

— Tryntje, iv, 179, 184 
Martensen, Aart, v, 132 

— Abraham, carpenter, iii, 185, 353, 355 ; 

vi, 246 

— Comelis, i, 308 

— Hendrick, vii, 20 

— Nicolas, i, 339 

Martensen, Hendrick, iii, 147, 153 



3i6 



Index. 



Martin, Thomas, vi, I2Z 
Martjm, Captain, ii, 279, 280 

— Jan, i, 97, 122, 249, 275 ; ii, 47. 48, 67, 

99, 113, 427 ; iii, 18 

— Vincent, v, 292, 297 
Maryland, vi, 128, 219, 248 ; vii, 32 
Marynsen, Tys, i, 191 

Masten, Jan, i, 212 

Matthens, Jan, iii, 189 ; vi, 242, 306, 311, 

319 
Matthews, James, vi, 307, 314, 321, 322, 

326, 328, 335, 344. 380 ; vii, I, 3, 5, 

10, 57. 93 

— Mary, vi, 234, 236, 239. 241, 250, 257, 

259, 282, 285, 291, 295, 298, 301 ; vii, 

69 

— Samuel, i, 310 

, Gk>vemor of Virginia, ii, 428, 429 

— -Tho.. vi, 178 
Matthys, Anneke, iii, 337 

— Nelis, ii, 418, 422 ; iii, 4, 19, 61, 95 ; 

iv, 311 ; V, 150, 152, 245 
Matysen, Anthony, i, 298 

— Comelis, vi, 147 

— Nielis, elected Overseer of Harlem, vi, 

15 ; sworn in, 21 
Maorisen, Knont, iv, 167 ; vii, 126 
Mauritz, Fredrick Pietersen, vi, 191 
Max, Mart, iv, 191 
Mayer (Meyer), Dirck Jansen, iv, 312 

— Jan Dircksen, v. 31, 223 ; vi, 73 ; vii, 6, 

13 

— Marten, iii, 346, 347 

— Martin Jansen, iii, 239 

— Nicolaas, iii, 354 
Mayor, Tho., vi, 57, 121 
Meat, Jan, iii, 401 
Meersman, Elizabeth, v, 156 
Meessen, James, iv, 243 
Megapolensis, Domine Johannes, i, 232, 

367 ; ii, 189, 192 ; v, 32, 133, 192, 272, 
375 ; vi. 69, 300 

— Maghteltie, ii, 46 

-^ Samnel, vi, 174 ; vii, 104 
Mehu, Mr., ii, 269 

— Samuel, ii, 93 

Metndersen, Egbert, i, 44 ; iii, 60, 85, 145, 
175, 191, 248, 266. 279, 282, 325, 392, 
393 ; iv. 88, 156, 159, 171, 178. 206, 



Meindersen, Egbert — Continued. 

213, 216, 239, 249, 262, 266, 269, 280, 
282, 284, 293, 296, 300, 308, 312. 314. 
324 ; V, 10, 13, 32. 40, 58, 67, 73, 75. 
84, 107, 118, 125, 126, 131. 140. 152. 
157, 179. 181. 182, 187, 215, 224, 338. 
235, 239. 343. 246, 247. 263, 264, 270. 
289, 299, 327-9. 331. 334. 337. 341. 
343. 344. 350; vi. i, 3, 7, 18, 25. 29. 
32, 41, 64, 80. 90, 95, loi, 106. 122. 
133, 134, 147, 150. 153. 160, 162. 167, 
173. 174. 178, 192, 193, 205. 244, 250. 
251, 253, 254, 257. 258, 264, 285. 
391, 293-5, 338, 344, 346, 349, 359, 
392 ; vii, 19, 32 ; becomes Farmer of 
the Slaughter Excise, iii,. 59 ; sworo 
butcher, v, 313, 319 

— Hermen, v, 112 et seq, 

— Jan, carter, iv, 342 ; v, 4, 61, 62, 68. 75. 

80. 93, 141, 163, 224 ; vi, 70, 360, 401 ; 

vii, 6,19 
Meinor, Tomas, iv, 317 
Melissen, Claes, vi, 158, 326, 312, 388 

— Maes, seaman, vi, 214 

Melyn, Comelis, i, 186, 256, 297, 315, 318, 
333, 333, 327, 330, 4x6 ; iii, 169, 178, 
182, 198, 225, 268 ; V, 223 ; dan^ter 
of, married to Jacob Looper, vii, 168 

Junior, i, 51 

— Isaacq, vi, 339, 343, 385, 39'. 40'. 409 ; 

vii, I 

— Jannetie, i, 410, 415. 4i6 ; ii, 10, 48. 49, 

89, 203, 214, 385, 422 ; iv, 48. 49 
Mcnaet, Anna, vi, 89, 189 ; vii, 34 
Menist, Pieter Pietersen, iii, 70 ; vii, 247 
Mens, Jacob, v, 224 ; vii, 186 
Mense, Isaac, i, 368, 392 ; ii, 165, 168, 179, 

197. 353. 354. 356, 360, 365, 367, 370. 

373. 375. 376, 382, 391. 398. 420 
Merrit, Wm., vi, 257, 264, 265, 269, 271, 

277. 281, 303, 308, 314 ; vii, 8, 15, 17, 36 
Mesier, Pieter Jansen, public carter, vi, 401 ; 

vii, 13 
Mespacht, L. I., i, loi, 141. 159 ; ii, 56 ; 

iii, 85 ; iv, 116 ; v, 14, 42 ; farm at, of 

Albert the Norman (Brat), of Fort 

Orange, ii, 247 
Mespat, Kil, i. 207 ; iv, 3 ; v, 156 ; vi^ 159 ; 

land at, of Anna Bogardus, sold, vi, 231 



Index. 



317 



Messagicr (Messenger), Andries, ▼, x ; vi, 
47, 49» 61, qo. 205, 209, 211. 220, 270, 
277. 280,344; vii, II. 33 

Metselaer, Andries Andriessen, vi, 7 

Mettere, Glaudie, t, 162, 203 

Meutelacr, CUes, i, 88, iii, 115 

Mey, Samuel, ii, 3S9 

Meyer, Adolph, vi, 335 

— Albert, iii, 294 

— Andries, vii, 6, 13 

— Annetje Dircks, iii, 348 

— Dirckie, vi, 262 

— Gerrit. iii, 365, 375 ; vii, 2cx> 

— Marten, vi, 324 ; smith, vii, 13 

— Marten Jansen, iii, 31 

— Thomas, vi, 55 
Meyeringh, Margriet, iii, 76 
Meyers, Lucas, iv, 144, 148, 149, 156 
Meyndertsen, Barent, i, 325, 373 
Michell (Mischel), Willem, ii, iii, 115 
Micbels, Abraham, ii, X51 
Micbelsen, Claes, i, 322 
Michielsen, Enogh, vi, 262 

— Geerlief, i, 191 

— Jan, i, 96 ; ii, 380 

— Joost, skipper, i, 94 
Middagh, Teunis Gysbertsen, iii, 7 
Middleburgh, L. I., i, 159, 312, 361 ; ii, 

M5 
MidwQut, L. I., i, 79. 140. 159, 180, 187, 

203, 315. 329. 392, 412, 417; ii. 12, 
403 ; iv, 79 ; V, in ; Consistory of, iii, 
403 ; letter to Court of, i, 177 ; vii, 51 ; 
letter from, i, 181 

— Magistrates of, ii, 175 ; summoned for 

conference, i, 201 
Mighielsen, Claas, alias Jopie, iii, 147 

— Dirck, iii, 93 

— Stoffd, ii, 345 ; i". 5i. 59 '. i^. "3. 286 ; 

V, 148 ; Townciier, vi, 48 ; fees of, ib, 

— Sy brant, iii, 104 

Milbom, Jacob, vi, 1S9, 236, 238, 239, 241, 
2SI, 380 

— Thomas, vi, 184 

Milford, Conn. (?), ii, 280 ; vi, 47, 189 
Militia^ see City Affairs 
Mills. Catrina, v. 339, 341 

— James, iii, 210, 226, 346 ; iv, 62, 66, 67, 

106, 107, 109, 113. 116, 133, 144. 149. 



Mills, James — Continued, 

152, 156, 163, 175. 260, 267, 271. 334 ; 
V, 98 ; vi, 279. 281. 302, 306, 311. 322, 
323. 326. 330, 336, 345. 359 

Mils, Mrs., V, 314, 337, 338 

Mingael, Jan Jansen, iv, 134 

— Tomas Jansen, iii, 325, 332, 335, 355, 

366, 371, 374, 415, 419; iv, 7, 130, 
144. 150. 152, 162, 169, 176, 181, 183. 
191, 201 et seq., 203, 209, 2II, 217, 
259. 263. 269, 278, 289. 296, 299, 321, 
325, 337 ; ▼. 79 ; name of widow of, 
iv, 178 
Ministers, i, 206 ; the Swedish, at Wil- 
mington, Del., ii, 117, note, 126 ; salary 
of, under English rule, v, 133 ; vi, loi, 

174 
Minnen, Annetje, iii, 316, 326 et seq, 
Afinnewits Island, i« 158 
Mintom, Philipp, ii, 372, 41 1 
Minvielle, Gabriel, vi, 323, 326, 329, 336, 

343. 346, 350. 356, 373, 379 J ▼». 19. 

20, 43. 52, 61, 69, 93, 98, 102 
Mirinck, — , bookkeeper, i, 102 
Miserty, Franfois, vii, 44, 89 
Moedy, Sir Herry, iii, 426 ; iv, 64 
Moenes, the Swede, iii, 93 
Moer, Willem, ii, 306 ; iii, 279 ; vi, 104, 

107 
Moesman, Arent Jansen, ii, 382, 391, 398 ; 

iv, 292, 310. 317 ; V, 30. 125. 130, 134, 

141, 148, 150, 157, 165, 166, 169, 181 ; 

vi, 190 ; vii, 131 

— Jacob, i. 337, 368 ; v, 334 

— Jacob Jansen, ii, 343, 360, 373 ; iii, 29, 33, 

50, 62, 64, 248, 291, 332, 334, 335, 

350. 356 ; iv. 49, 116, 120, 307. 317. 

328, 330 ; v, 222 
Mol, Abraham Lambersen, iii, 334, 354 ; 
iv. 58. 60 ; V, 225 ; vii, 58, 77 

— Hendrick Lambertsen, iii, 212, 216, 

219, 294, 303. 334. 337. 354. 388 ; 
iv, 14, 58, 60, 64, 151, 154, 162, 167. 
290. 303. 3". 312, 328, 340; V, 24, 
36, 65, 83. 209 ; vi, 48. 51 

— Huybert. iv, 205, 208 

— Lambert Hendricksen. iii. 293 

— Lambert, Huybertsen, i, 93, 126, 137, 

156, 161, 185, 205. 243, 339.363,374; 



I> 



Index. 



MzL 

325. J5T. ?-T - -'- -*>• '"r« i^-- '3T- 
aD5. aorl. ace. izi. 2?iv ?>^ *^5. a?:-, 
3^3. j::. 512L 31-; t. t«, 5j. fc. tij. 
:,#:• »:»'^ rrs, jr-. jiS : n. 75. 75. 

M^utfsucr. Ami E^^crjeo. v^ lao 

114. II '« 

— Mr . tt:, 55- $•> 

M'jcJztztz, TfiT.sr, L 17- : ^ XT- -!. -*- 7* 
M'jciape. J*a. *5:c«i- SeoretaiT <^ Kaj. 

— J»s2i&&. =£, 5*»- ; T, v/^ : T5, 36. 45 
M«3r 34:re , A=.ir:i4ii». tL jit 

~ '— S- 1-- 13- >J* : ^- 



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— letjen. v. 17:^ 
Moore. CAzr.^r^., ▼. 35S 

T. 



Mare, Ar-_i:oT. n::. x*. 109 

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— Ju Ri:^|e2K*. IT. 363. 311, 321. 525 ; 

▼. 3*- *7. «M- UT ; ■«« <rf wx>3« 

— JnrrrJ zli, ago. a^ JCi, 3'^ 430: ^. 

— Vtljtm, li. 13 

Mocsesi. Oaries. i, 136. 157. l57 : is. ix> 

i^-. 35=' *^^ : =▼. TX 75 i ▼!- ^5- >7 : 
Scb:cr 3C Gn^esesi, ir, Co, 6$ 

M3d»9L, C*?.-^, Ti. >s; 
Msrnk. Cci:-£i Lew-^, ^ jca, 306, 307. 
3:2,3:4, 521. 322 

— Riciari, *i. lit, 1 17. 124^, 130. 154, 

135 

— CAfC Ri;!iari ▼. 25^; tL 257. 25^. 

3C'2, 306. 3C7, 3:2. 314, xi*. 323, 3r7. 
331. 544, 3«7. 35- 559- 3^3. y.5, 373. 
37*, 3>:. 324 ; ^". 3* I de»l ri. 3^ 

Cape. R:ciari.Tvil7. iii. i?:, 
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Mxlrfr. Kesiir-dt. ij: se. t<5. 24*. 25X 
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'«■- 7-6- 77. *«- J5- ^5- "3- > = 5- »-'^. 
*:u;. 255 : t. 134. i*:. ijn, 157. so?. 
2v:. £t*a, itii. :•:. 3C4 



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X«KSLaizig*riw Gecrje, :t. s6 
Naber. jtescA, t. 25: 

rvhcc. ^^ >j . wife <rf Muc 
-l-ry. r:^ 334 
-Vx.ift.'i, L L. T. :*7 
N*5j:r, Mxrr. ri, 127. is^ 

>e ffT*?!? ,. J 'c V «T- 275 

X«i*:<t. — ^, tL 226 

XerreTTOK, Maxr. ii. 42S* 4*a : =i- « 

Xesw Irs-ik. JasjtsL. L 14^, 151, ifei, 1^7, 

S7:x E7S. 1-7- :r^ t¥> 

XijsAfwAf*^ ^Jl.ili;«at. U L. iu, 36 : 
ni, 2:S 

.VrTfV. luiad oc. vi, 244- 249 

Xcrsaw JjiLuacs. i, ^7. soii. 1*7. «^i. 270, 
273. »74. r7i, aai. »>:. 209. 300.. 311, 
3:4- 35^ 555. 35T. 32'*^ 3^7. 3^3. 3Scs. 
3^^ 3^*. *^7. 4^5- 4:*: : =. », 125, 
137. :5£, 24*. 3*= 3*5- 3^ 5^7. 374. 
5^ ?"J=» ?^-- 40a 424. 40rx 4»- 4*3- 
427: '^lyy^r-.-.c t-. 51. 95, 114, 

t^**-^ 177. 1:5- 225. 243. -S^ «S5- 
2ec. 270. 273, *>^ 1=4- 3««. 3'3- 3«3. 
34^. 3"^ 577- 354. 4*5, 4?: ; ?▼. I. 7- 
S. 9w 13. 12, 45. 45. 5^ ^7- ». 52. 54. 
5$, 135. 14*, 147. "73. =75. 2c:. 214, 
230. 299. 305, 33? ; T. 5, jfc^ 53, C3. 
77. So, 100^ IC2, losk :ii. 141. 
«47. T7^ yai.303: a f y cfT T c d 



Index. 



319 



Nevius, Johannes — Cmtinurd. 

i, 271 ; continued as Secretary of 

Mayor and Aldermen, v, 252 ; resigns 

as Secretary, v, 265 
AVw Amstel^ Colony of, iii, 77, 79, 96, 206, 

323 ; Court of, iii, 345 ; bell loaned to, 

vii. 243 
New Castle^ Del., v, 332 
New England^ ii 68 ; ii, 364 ; iv, 109, 267, 

298, 303 ; Embassy to, i, 102, 188 
New ffatrUm, v, 117, 202, 296 
New Haven, iii, 90, 92 ; vi, 14 ; Journal of 

the Mission to, i, 1S8 
Nero London^ v, 295 
NewtoTtm, L. I., i, 184, noie\ ii, 327, 329, 

368 ; iii, 85 ; iv, 115 ; v, 40. 156 ; vi. 

28 ; Court of, i, 211 ; iii, 348 
New Utrecht, L. I., iv, 185, 186 ; v, 55, 

147, 159. 285 

Nickels, Abram, i, 294, 368, 393, 411, 
415; ",327; vii, 143, 150 

Nicolb, Mathias, i, 184 ; vi, 56, 67, 70, 
199, 246, 274 ; Aldemum, vi, 144, 171 ; 
nominated and confirmed as Alderman, 
vi, 201 ; nominated Mayor and con- 
firmed as Alderman, vi, 261 ; nomi- 
nated and confirmed Mayor, vi, 332 ; 
nominated Mayor, vi, 394 

— Richard, Governor, v, 115, 122, 134, 
142, 183 et seq,, 187, 194, 203, 206, 
210, 268, 334 ; vi, 199 ; asks Burgo- 
masters and Schepens to take oath of 
allegiance, v, 143 ; praised by Burgo- 
masters and Schepens, v, 160 ; orders 
soldiers to be quartered on inhabitants, 
V, 220 ; at the meeting of Burgomasters 
and Schepens, v, 248 ; changes form of 
government, ib. ; letter from, to Burgo- 
masters and Schepens, v, 144 ; offers 
aid to fortify City, v, 269 ; in Court, v, 
31 9 ; gone to Albany, vi, 32 ; about to 
leave, vi, 144 

, sworn butcher, v, 313 

Nienghs, Pieter Jansen, iii, 26, 35, 36, 46 ; 
vii, 200 

Nieulant, Jermyn, i, 55, 57 

Nieuwenhuysen, Domine Willem, vi, 365, 
376 

Nieuwhoff. Jan Aarsen Coopal, iii, 4 



Noble, William, vi, 354 

Noorman, Albert the, ii, 247 ; vi, 56 

— Albert Andriessen, i, 304 ; iii, 109, 117, 

256 

— Claes the, iii, 153 

— Claes Carstensen, i, 370 

— Pieter, i, 142, 266; ii, 243 ; iii, 71, H5 

— Pieter Jansen, ii, 371, 3^7 ; iii. 2, 5-7, 

148, 167, 178. 183, 283, 287 ; iv. 236, 

239 ; see Trynenburgh 
Nounes, Ricke, i, 242, 252, 254, 259 
NouvcUe, Fran9ois, v, 218 
Nouwel, Pieter, iii, 346 
Nut Island, ii, 68, 421 
Nuton (Newton), Bryan, Lieut., i, 4; Capt.- 

Lieut., i, 102, 109 

— Elsie, ii, 65 

— Henry, i. 149 ; ii, 56 ; vi, 141, 166, 175, 

205, 320, 337, 343.345, 347. 348. 350; 
vii, 3. 9 ; Marshal of Court, vi, 84 ; 
Mace-bearer, vi, 260 

— Mde, iii, 305 

— Thomas, i, 346 

Nys, Pieter, iv, 208, 211, 250; vi, 25, 33. 

50 
Nysen, Christian, ii, 291, 329 

— Comelis, name of widow of, iii. 316 

— Tennis, iv, 149 

O 

Oakle, Thomas, vi, 48 
Obe, Hendrick, vi, 100, lOi, 109, 126. 149 ; 
Farmer of the Burgher Excise, vi. 144 

City Drummer, vi, 402 

Junior, vi, 152 

— Hendrick Hendricksen, iii, 10, 37, 45, 

119, 278. 298. 321, 329, 338, 339. 
342. 344. 375 ; iv, 96. 103, 107, "o, 
116, 118, 133. 144. 171. 178, 184. 192. 

206, 213, 216, 239. 255, 262, 270, 294. 
326, 341; V. II, 13. 14. 28, 30, 36. 37. 
41, 48, s6, 72, 78, 85, 90, 92. 99, "8, 
121. 125, 133, 153, 155. 158, 159. 172, 
182, 216, 222, 246, 261, 280, 293 ; vi. 
6, 12, 15. 45, 55, 67, 69, 80, 95, 152. 
155. 158, 160, 163. 165. 167, 181, 185. 
187, 190, 192. 197. 198, 236. 239, 240, 
253. 318. 384, 390 ; ▼ii. 5. 17 ; City 
Constable, v, 252 ; continued as Con- 



320 



Index. 



Obe, Hendrick Hendricksen — ConHmmed. 

stable, vi, 21 ; again reapp'd, vi, 88 ; 

made Collector of Excise, vi, 24 
Oblinns, Joost, v, 297 ; elected Overseer 

of Harlem, vi, 15 ; sworn in, vi, 21 ; 

continued, vi, 88 ; Overseer of Harlem 

to fill vacancy, vi, 213 ; Scfaepen of 

Harlem, vi, 400 

— Mayke, v, 349 
Oerye, Jan, vii, 96 
Oesterman, Barent, ii, 427 
Olphertscn, Goert, vi. 312, 317, 389 

— Hay, ii, 398 ; iii, 153, 156, 160, 169 

— Sjvert. vi, 329, 368, 370 
Oly, Jan Volckersen, v, 156 
Omond, Richard, vi, 187 
Onckelbagh, Adam, v, iii. 128, 176, 177, 

221 ; vi, 380, 383 
O'Neale, Hugh, of Maryland, iv, 233 
Onktway, i, 346 ; v, 94, 275 ; ▼!, 44. 34^ ; 

vii, 216 
Onnosel, Jacob, i, 368 

— Jacob Jacobsen, iii, 335 

Oost, Lonrens Jans, vi, 291, 297, 299, 307, 

314. 319 
Op Dyck, Gysbert, ii, 222, 340, 418, 424 ; 

iii. I. 47, 48, 3ir, 332, 337. 388 ; iv, 

200, 213, 241, 292, 300 ; Court Messen- 

ger, ii, 276 ; iii, 342 
Orphan Masters^ i, 52, 53, 56 ; app'd, ii, 

45 ; elected, vii. 174. 198, 199, 217 
Ordinances : 

— Against conventicles, i, 20 ; ii, 34 

— Against fighting, i, 35 

— For the speedy solemnization of mar- 

riages, i, 37 ; ii, 304 

— Against noisy celebrations of New Year's 

Day, etc., i, 18, 420 ; renewed, ii, 254 ; 

"i. 43' 

— To prevent fires, i, 34 ; duties of Fire 

Wardens, i, 5, 10, 21 

— Against hogs, etc., running loose, i, 8, 

16 

— Against stealing timber, i, 33, 42 ; re- 

published, ii, 272 ; vii, 127 

— Establishing a market and market day, 

i, 23, 42 ; ii, 169 

— Regulating the liquor trade, i, 4, 5, 13. 

25-8 



OraUnatues — CanHnued. 

— Establishing excise on beer, etc., i, 17 

— Forbidding tapsteis to act as pawn- 

brokers, i, 33 

— Excise, i. 193 et seq, 

— Against selling liquor to Indians, vi. 91 

— Concerning tapsteis, renewed, iv, 22$ 

— Relative to Bnigher Excise on wine, etc.. 

ii, 239 

— For the paying of excise money, vi, 403 ; 

and on license matters, vi, 405 

— On slaughtering cattle, i, 20 ; ii. 19 

— Establishing the Slaughter Excise, i. 

32.44 

— Regulating the baking of bread, i, 14(2), 

15. 25, 31, 43. 46, 47 ; ii, 204 // itq. 

— Regulating price of bread, iii, 390 

— Concerning bakers, iii, 360 ; iv. 214 

— Concerning fugitive servants, i, 1 1 

— On fees of Notaries, etc., ii, 315 et seq, 

— Scottish merchants, i, 10, 44 

— Transmitted to Buigomasters and Sche- 

pens concerning Scotch traders, ii, 206 

— Against Scotch traders, iii, 143 

— Mentioned, regarding shipping, ii, 151 

— On foreign trade, iii, 143 

— Trade with, and treatment of, Indians, i, 
2, 3, 9, II. 24. 240; ii. 204 

— On wampum and currency, i, 15, 16, 

39.40 

— Concerning wampum to be passed, ii, 

260 // seq, 

— For the public carters, vi, 76 

— Conveyances of real estate, i, 15 

— Improvement of land granted, i, 12, 36 

— Weights and measures, i, 12, 29, 39 

— On collection of Tenths, ii, 135 

— On real estate, ii, 302 

— Urging the settling in villages, i, 19. 22 ; 

ii. 17. 134 

— Duties on peltries, i, 3 

— Buildings, i, 4, 23, 32 

— Against desecrating the Sabbath, i, I. 8. 

24 ; ii, 204 et seq,; iv, 301 

— Against Sabbath-breaking not published. 

V, 38 
Osbom, Wm.. vi, 306 
Otten, Aris, ii, 376, 420, 426 ; iii, 2, 35, 86. 

lOo, 147. 150, 190. 212, 223, 239, 242, 



Index. 



321 



Otten, Am-^CmHmurd, 

280, 282, 292. 294, 296, 312, 342 ; iv, 
135* 1581 IS9; V, 36; name of widow 
of, iii, 365. 366 

— John, vi, 14. 31, 34, 40. 44, 45. 47. 48, 

50,61 
Ottensen (Ottes), Licyc, iii. 292, 296, 339, 

345.348 
Ottersen, Mareten, ii, 167 

— Martin, i, 124 
Ottoos, Engell, vi, 271 
Oudtlandt, Cornelis Jansen, iii, 7 
Outewael, Cornelis Clasen, i, 69, 70, 74 
Outhout, Fop Jansen, ii, 49, 55, 56, 64 ; iv, 

200, 214. 280 ; V, 332 // j/y.y yi, 175 
Oyster bay ^ iv, 189 
Oyster Island^ iii, 420 



Paddevoet, Hendrick, iv, 109 

Paine (Payne), John, vi, 86, 306, 319, 327, 

331 

Mr., of Boston, vi, 289 ; vii, 29 

Painter, Richard, vi, 298, 299, 304 
Paketocq^ Conn., v, 205 
Palingh, Mr., of the Esopos, vii, 135 
Palmer, — , of Onckeway, v, 275, 278 

— William, vi, 367, 387, 392 
Palsen, Willem, v, 218 
Paltier, Pieter, v. 137 
Palton, Richard, i, 272 
Pamer, Benjamin, vi, 213 

— John, vi, 44 

— Niclis, mason, vi, 285 

— Willem, ii, 60, 68, 73, 75 
Pamrapo, N. J., v, 124 
Pangbome, Pieter, vii, 34, 81, 136 
Pantom (Pantnm, Panton), Ritzert, iii, 392 ; 

!▼. 3. 66 ; V. 299 ; vi, 43 
Parisien, Jan, iii, 395 
Parmer, Jeems, v, 227 
Passele, Robert, ii, 381 
Pastoor, Frans Barenien, iv, 207, 208, 213. 

286. 293, 297, 302 
PaUddes, Hendrick Clasen, i, 204 
Patervaer, Hendrick Jacobsen, i, a68, 

360 ; ii, 186 ; iii, 54, 77 
Patricx, Jan, i, 121 

VOL. VII.— »i 



Patricx, Mr., iii, 341, 342 

Pattine, Jo., vi, 88. 175, 192-5, 197 

Pattison, Wm., vi, 165, 166, 168, 171, 203, 

204, 208, 296 
Paulisen, Michiel, i. 112. 124, 141, 143, 161, 

188, 206, 230, 273, 293, 316, 317, 370. 

414; ii, 39. 48, 60. 128. 305, 369, 372 ; 

iii. 22. 54. 84, 87, 91 ; vii. 143 
Paulse, Wm., vi, 283 
Paulns, Tryn, iv, 151 
Pauluzen, Claas, v, 224, 328 ; vi, 52 

— Gommert, iv, 130 
Pauwel, Don, v, 219 

PatMmia, N. J., i, 213 ; ii, 271 ; Company's 

hoase at, ii, 363 
Peeck, Jan, i, 53, 86, 87, 89, 94, 124, 253. 

255. 259. 261, 263, 264. 270. 271, 370. 

409; ii. 144, 149, 184, (tapster) ii, 

263, 266, 268, 270 ; vii, 143 
made merchants* broker, ii, 45 

— Mary, ii, 157, 270; iii, 89, 91, 97. 98, 

218. 222, 342, 346, 353, 365. 373, 400. 

4<H; iv, 17, 21. 50, 52, 92, 95, 186. 

311 ; vi, 286 
Peel, Richard, i, 360 
Peers. Herry. iii, 353 
Peick, Edert, iv, 253, 264 
Pell. Samuel, vi, 358 

ship carpenter, vii, 26 

Pels, Evert, i, 328, 329 ; ii, 423 ; vi. 94. 96, 

loi, 147 ; vii, 72, 77 

— Evert Evertsen, vi. 262 
Pelser, Welter, iv, 252 
Penoyre, Robert, vi, 80, 81 
Pepper. Jan, vi, 55 
Pergo, 5)arah, iv. 250, 253 

Perie (Perier. Peray). Aa6e, iii. 8 

— Jan. see Jan de Prec 

— John, i, 243. 252. 316. 319. 370 ; ii, 75, 

139, 145. 148, 200, 221, 227, 229, 255* 

263, 270. 274. 278. 280. 298 ; iii. 5. 8. 

10, 18, 19, 75. 388 ; V. 59, 122 ; vii. 

143 ; name of wife of, iii, 12 ; widow 

of, married again, iv, 230 
Perker, Ritzert, iii, 55. 82 
Perry, Henry, v, 173 
Petel, John, vi, 54 
Petitefile, Franfois, vi, 276 
Pewtinger, Rich'd, vi, 384 



322 



Index, 



Philips, Jane, widow, vi, 186, 187 

— Margriet, vii, 82, 84 

— Thomas, vi, 337, 343 
Philipsen, Abraham, iv, 149 

— Barbara, iii, 93 

— Frcrick, iii, 61 ; v, 304, 331-3, 343, 349 ; 

vi. 6. 12. 15, 33, 43. 45. 58, 13&-8. m8, 
156, 270, 271, 306, 307, 3«4. 3<7. 321. 
328, 331. 336, 343 ; app'd City Sur- 
veyor, V, 349 ; nominated Lieut. 3d 
Militia Co., vi, 357 ; Church Warden, 
vi, 145 ; has married widow Rudolfus, 
vi, 6 

— See Flipsen 

— Jan, vii, 67 

— Pieter, vii, 118 
Phillipus, Theoffilis, iv, 112 

Pia, Anneke, iii, 74, 78, 80, 82 ; iv, 160 

— Maria, v, 58, 194. 197 

— Pierre, iii, 218, 391 ; iv, 175, 179, 186. 

219, 220, 224, 230; V, 37, 47. 58; vii, 

224 
Pickely, Willem, iii, 227 
Picckelingh, Willem, iii, 220 
Pieters, Annetje, iv, 150 

— A riant je, iv, 10 

— Engel, vi, 87 

— Grietje, iii, 227. 228 ; iv, 136, 140, 144, 

147, 151, 308 ; V, 191, 194, 197, 246. 
260. 265, 272, 295 
wife of Frerick Aarsen, iii, 215 

— Leuntie, ii, 263, 398, 428 

— Lysbet, i, 227, 348 ; ii, 201 ; iv, 15, 213, 

346 ; V, 59, 122 

— Margriet, iii, 100, 116 

— Marretie, ii, 166 ; v, 272, 301, 305 ; vi, 

334 
wife of Pieter Lourisen, ii, 184 

— Merritje, widow of H. J. Bamboes, ii, 

382 
wife of Albert Trumpeter (the bugler), 

iii, 191, 215 
wife of Simon Torek, iii, 108, 117 

— Moer, V, 44 

— Neeltje, iii, 316, 326 et seq, 

— Reintje. iii, 353* 38S ; iv, 47 ; \i, 85, 86, 

124, 126, 129. 131. 135, 137, 206, 249, 
251. 269, 272, 297, 300. 301, 308, 318, 
328, 353 



Pieters, Sarah, ii, 247 ; iii, 40, 49, 63, 64. 

74. 77. 82, 146, 312. 322, 338 ; iv, 252 ; 

V, 127 ; vi, 209 
widow of Schepmoes, has nuurried 

Will Koeck, ii, 257 

— Styntje, iii, 191 

— Tryntie, i, 347 ; in» 108, 117 ; v, 349 
Pietersen, Abraham, i, 8, 370 ; ii, 34s ; iii, 

3671 386, 392, 394, 401 ; iv, 34 ; vi, 23 

miller, iv, 176, 178, 183, 186, 191. 

201 et seq., 203, 289 ; v, 221 

— Adolf, i, 372 ; ii, 113. 178, 203, 291, 365. 

379 ; ui, 30, 154, 252. 287, 383 ; iv, 57. 
183, 216, 243, 290, 302 ; V, 222, 246 ; 
▼i, 129, 133, 195, ai8, 221, 246. 254, 

258, 260, 288, 323 ; vii, 94 ; nominated 
Schepen, vi, 397 ; Aafie, wife of, v, 66 

— Albert, i, 269 ; iii, 294 

— Andries, i, 100, 133, 180, 186, 239 

— Antony, i, 227 

— Arent, i, 319, 323 

— Christian, ii. 428 ; iii, 7, 196 ; iv, 65, 85, 

259. 273 ; ▼. 186 ; vi, 284, 288, 302, 
351 ; vii, 83, 200 

seaman, vi, 214 

— Claes, i, 373; iii, 211, 226. 234. 238. 

241, 244, 304 ; V, 177 ; vii, 97. 114 

— Cornelis, iii, 322, 331, 381 

— Core, i, 85 

— Erasmus, ii, 187 

— Evert, iii, 339 ; school-master, v, 32. 

137, 142, 223, 231, 294, 340; vi, 125. 
168, 206, 211, 278, 286. 347 

— Flip, i, 141, 374 

— Gillis, i. 50, 95, 99, 101, 106, 1 1 1-3, 

139, 170, 205; ii, loi. 179, 402; iii. 
182 ; vi, 73, 75 

— Gerrit. i, 347. 385 ; v, 59, 122, 187. 190 

— Hans, vi, i 

— Hendrick, i. 352 ; ii, 383, 389, 398 ; in, 

87,91 
Kint int IVaier, i. 247, 248, 293, 

297, 374 ; ii. 92,98, 114, 141, 156, 227 : 
iii, 76 

— Jacob, i. 71 ; vii, 67, 130 

— Jan, i. 163, 168 ; ii, 329 ; vi, 334, 344. 

345, 386 ; vii, 72 

cooper, vii, 1 14 

shoemaker, vi, 265, 302 



Index. 



323 



PieterseD, Jan, woodsawyer, iii, 324 ; iv, 
168, 169 

Schepen of new Precinct, vi, 401 

Senior, carter, vii, 123 

of Gott wanes, vi, 334 

— Jochem, i, 88 

— Marcus, iii, 401. 407 

— Moe, skipper, v, 215 

— Moenes, iii, 153 ; v, 296, 297 

— Moer, ii, 299 

— Nathaniel, vi, 54, 88, 218 

— Paulus, iii, 44. 55. »70, 388, 414, 4«9; 

iv, 15, 167, 168. 170. 172, 174. 179. »S4 

— Philipp, ii, 202 

— Pieter, i, 228 ; iii, 6$, 221, 226, 236, 358, 

412 ; iv, 109 ; vii, 18, 19 

— Reyndert, i, 371 ; iii, 31. 32. 62, 83 

— Solomon, i, 252, 254, 259 

— Willem, i, 63, 86, 97, 137. I77. 179. 207, 

265. 347, 354. 359 ; ii, 186, 196, 263, 

266. 268, 275, 280, 372 ; iii, 2, 6, 26, 
29, 41. 44. 49. 50. 54. 63, 64, 74. 77, 
82, 184, 190, 194, 300 

— Wynant, iv, 297 
Pinchron, John, v, 293 

Piratfs, English, i, 131, 158, I SB, 279 ; 

measures to suppress them, i, 159, 165, 

168 
Piscataqiu, vi, 246 
Pittman, Robert, ii, 429 ; iii, 2 
Pittrie, James, vi, 373 
Planck, Abram, i, 50, 52, 335 
Planson, Matteu, vi, 80 
Plettenbergh, Beletje, iii. 74 
Plumb, John, vi, 271, 274 
Pluyvier, Comelis Jansen, iii, 24, 40, 47, 

56. 65, 66, 78, 80, 84, 91. 95. 96. 112. 

160, 167, 170, 173. »75. 191. 194. 203. 

206, 209, 216, 229, 232, 241, 247, 310, 

338, 342, 346, 358, 366, 375. 388, 393, 

399. 409. 420, 424 ; iv, 2, 16, 21, 33, 

43. 50. 53. 64, 70-4. 78. 79. 83, 85. 

97, 99, 100, 124. 12S, 133, 139. 177. 

181, 187, 221 ; V, 47, 107, 218, 222, 

231, 232, 239, 242, 244, 247; vi, 23, 

95 ; baker, 287 
Plymouth^ Mass., i, 68 
Poddington (Puddington), Elias, vi, 158, 

159 ; vii, 64, 69, 130 



Poentie, Tennis Dircksen, i, 226 

Polet, Marie, ii, 263; iii, 375, 381.389, 

393 ; iv, 59 
wife of Mat. de Vos, ii, 333 ; widow, 

vi, 142, 150 
formerly wife of Ph. Gerardy, vi, 

379. 383 
Pffor^ Care for the, vi, 340, 352 

Poppen, Jan, vi, 57, 78, 82, 86 ; vii, 86, 88 

Porey, Affie, iii, 3 

Porter, Willem, iii, 227 

Portogys, Maria, iii, 242 

P08 (Post), Adriaen, iv, 23, 42, 53, 79, 82, 

151. 339 

— Andries, i, 413, 415, 416 

— Beletje, wife of A. J. Lantsman, asks to 

be divorced, v, 263, 264 

— CapUin, i. 410 ; ii, 201, 259 ; iii, 145, 

181, 409. 4" ; iv, 38, 49 

— Comelis, vi, 60, 64, 277, 281 ; vii, 118 

— Elias, vi, 335 

— Lodewyck, i, iii, 114, 118, 12 1-3, 132, 

186, 198, 236, 239, 242, 370 ; ii, 33, 
99. 113, 258,290; iii, 62, 63. 78, 197, 
216, 219, 223, 294-6, 301, 302, 312, 
313. 366, 386, 393, 411, 416, 424; iv, 

2, 154, 207, 208, 213, 341, 343, 344 ; V, 

3, 14. 148. 223, 246, 262-4, 274, 276, 
282, 287, 293 ; vi, I, 56, 58, 61, 82. 
102, 105, 117. 133, 136. 138. 139. 143. 
147, 149, 285. 291, 294. 297, 299. 303, 
328, 376, 381 ; vii, 13, 143 

Captain of the Rattle Watch (police), 

vii, 198 

father-in-law of A. J. Lantsman, v. 

206 ; complains on behalf of his daugh- 
ter Beletje against her husband, A. J. 
Lantsman, v, 271 ; vi, 62 

Provost Marshal, vi, 371 

Poschot, Fran9ois, i. 74, 76, 82 
Potifar, Herry, iv, 237. 240 ; v, 296 
Pott, Abraham Jacobsen, iii, 176 
Pottebacker, Dirck Classen de, i, 315, 353, 
362, 391 ; ii, 38, 418 ; iii, 104, 162 ; 
iv, 307, 336. 337 ; V, 86, 216; vi, 216. 
224 ; vii, 27 ; has driven away his wife, 
T, 202 
Pool, Edward, vi, 210 
Poulisen, Claes, i, 373 



324 



Index. 



PoQteen, Keter, vi, 97, acq, ao6 

PetdtaHoik, \. 159 

Poy, Albert Jansen, ii, 423 

— skipper, ii, 39B 
Prescot(Pri»chott), Edward, iii, aoj, 3io-a, 

315. 3'9. 333, 3*9. 33a. 361 
Presket. Mr., iii, 40 
Prelt, Nicolaas, t, gi, 96 
Prifw, Pieter, i, 67 ; ii, iBg, 193 ; notni- 

Diled for Schepen, ii, ZB3 

— SunucI, iv, 355 

Provoost, BeDJamiD, vi. 163. 344. 345 

— David, i, Bi, SS, Sq, 116, 133, 143, 146, 

149, ISO, IS4. 163. 330. 330. 234. 3S3> 
403.407;". 59! iv.iii : "rf. 167. >8i; 
vii, 160: deceased, ii, tSt, 357 ; Mar- 
gaiitt* Gillian, widow of, ii, 256 

— Gn'«(ie, ii, 347 ; iv, 53, 63, 79 ; v, 343, 

363 

— Jotuinne*. v, 3bs 

— Jonathan, »ii, 34, 43 

— Willem, iii, 235. 336. 3^5 

Pnrcbaie, Kalherina, vi, 319, 227, 130; 
vii, 3 

— Rodger, vi, 371, 377, 378, 381. 383. 304, 

360.375 
Pntlman, Heny, vi, 333 



Quaker, Jan the. v, 50 
Quakert. vii, S3 

Quick, Jacob Teanissen, vi. 57, 60. 63; 
baker, yi, 67, 71, 106 ; vii, 32 

— Oveatje. iv, 166 

— Teuoii Tomassen, i, 269 ; ii, 331, 438 ; 

iii, 3; iv, log, 115, 119, 163, 164, 166, 
398. 304, 3". 3'3. 3tS, 3*5, 3*8, 330, 
33*. 339. 343 : '. 209. 234 

Quigly.Jno.. vi, 316, 318,333 

Qniinby. Jrfin, v, 314 

QuirynieD, Lieut. Carrell, vii. IS, 46 



Radlcy, Marcus, v, 314 

K.i. iiitr, William, vii, 17 

K.'v. Jan, vii, 76 

Knliiiont, Richard, iii, 100 : iv, 4. 109 

Hand. Isaac, mate, vi, 34s 



Randall, Edward, vi, 391 

Randel, Henry, vi, 339 

Raoken, Jannekc. iv. 103 

Ranson, Jonas, v, I3I 

Rapalje, Calalyntje, iii. 40S ; iv, 153 

— George Oori*). '■ 8, 94. '05. '<*. 109, 

III, 113, 114. 338. 377: ii. 157; iii. 
ttS, 408,411,431.434 

— Jaflnede, vi, 5 

— Jori* Jans, iii, 35 

Raienburgh, WiUem, v, ;;, 58, 63, 65, 76, 

"7 
Ravelings, Caleb, iv, 113 
Reddel. James, V, 113 

— Margriet, v, 86 

Reed (Riet), Thomas, i, 358. 361 ; ij. 56 

Kees, Andrees, iii, 104, 117, 393 ; It, 193. 

364, 16S 1 V, 33, taS, 109, 334, 363 

— Gerrit, v, 330 
Reidereen. Jan, ii. 355, 363 
Reinait, Anna, v, 347, 349 
Reinderzea, Hendrick, iii, 327 

— TrTHlie, vi, 33s 

Reinier, the baker, iii, 353, 353 

Reinierzen, Wigger, iv, 150 

Reincntsen, Reinont, v. 30, iiB, 333; vi, 

103 
Remsen, ancestor of the, family, vi, 5 
Renacs, Catharyna, vii, 119 
Renart, Anna, vi, zi 

Renau, Jacques, iii, 191 

Rendeb, Margriet, ii, 330 

Renolds, Huge, iv, 112 

Rauulaeriwytk, i, IS9 ; iii, 41 ; iv, 319 

Rescu, Sanjuei, vii, 117, 136 

Rejers, Thomas, iii, 94 

Rkedi likmd, iv, 19S ; vi, 169 ; Englitb 

gather in, i, 91 
Rich, Robert, vi, 144. 346 
Richard, Paulss, v, 31, 333; vi, 139, 173. 

180, 358, 343; vii, II 
Richards. Robert, vi, 323, 339, 34; 
Richardson. Nidis, vi, 19s 
- William, vii, 106, 118 
Richbel. John, vi. So, 132. 359. 364, 36j. 

370 
Riddel, — , v, 43 
Rider, Andrew, vi, 306, 313 



Index. 



325 



Rider, John, v, 274, 277, 288, 289. 291, 322, 
324; vi. 5. 41, 45, 49, 95, 115, lao. 
129, 132. 152. 154. 162, 166. 171, 173. 
174, 182, 195. 197. 203. 204. 208. 268, 

283, 299, 309. 346, 350, 356. 358. 373, 
381 ; vii, 3 ; estate of, vii, 99 

— Mrs., vi, 49 

Riggc. Antony, Hi, 310, 329, 338, 342. 345 
Rinckhoat, Aefic, iii, 353, 357, 363 ' 

— Daniel, iii, 358 

Ringo, Albertus, vii, 96, 100 

— Jan Philipsen, vii, 78, 84 

— Philip Janscn, iv, 50, 54 ; vii, 159 
Ripley, Richard, vi, 341, 345, 347, 348. 

350, 351. 355. 356 
Risbel, Mr., v, 306 
Risdem, Mr., iv, 288 
Risdum, Robert, iv, 22, 323 
Ritchard, Steven, iv, 112 
Ritsco, Robert, v, 56 
Riversen, Tibout, vii, 154 
Robberts, Simon, vi, 243, 249, 252, 255, 

263, 268 
Robberzen, Foppe, v, 40, 43, 300, 303 
Robbins, John, i, 234, 307, 311 

— William, i, 225 

Rodenbough. Elizabeth, wife of Eph. Herr- 

mans, vi, 365 
RodgcR, Alice, vi, 147, 150, 153, 154 

— Altie, vi, 266 

— Hcrry, vi, 281, 385 
Roelantsen, Adam, i, 54, 62, 70 

— Robbert, iii, 168, 169, 191, 195, 202, 

212. 291, 304. 3x0, 364 ; iv, 24 
Roeloffsen, Abram, ii, 247, 257 

— Boele, iii, 183 ; v, 32, 42, 48, 192, 202, 

224 ; vi, 38, 138, 170, 282. 288, 344 ; 
vii, 104 

— Claes, vii, 49, 114 

— Gerrit, vii, 200 

— Jan, V, 224 ; vi, 239 ; carpenter, 250, 

284, 312 

— Pieter, vii, 104 

app'd Constable of Harlem, vi, 150 ; 

continued, vi, 282 
carter, vi, 70, 104 

— Robert, v, 217 

— Roelof, V, 30 

— Sarah, iv, 136, 140 



Murritie, 



Roelofs, Mtrritje, iii, 115, 173, 263 

— Wyntie, i, 353 

Roemers, Anna, vii, 34 

Rogers, Jeems, iv, 294 

Rombouts, Fran9ois, i, 109, 123 ; ii, 242, 
246, 277 ; iii. 319 ; iv. 295, 305, 316, 
323 ; V, 70 et seq., 74, 79, 285, 351 ; 
vi, 7. 15. 50, 58, 75, 78. 89, 91, 94. 
140-2, 147. 191, 193, 247, 297. 318 ; 
vii, 65, 200; Inspector of Bread, vi, 
III ; nominated Alderman, vi, 394; 
nominated Schepen, vi, 397 ; vii, iii ; 
confirmed, vii, 113 

Romein, Simon Jansen, iii, 36, 50, 100, 
204, 210, 216, 224, 228, 243, 246, 25s, 
287, 316, 324, 325, 328, 333, 339, 344, 
348, 415, 416, 419. 425 ; iv, 7. 63, 65, 

71. 74. 91. 94. 97. 183, 185, 186, 199, 
207, 211, 286, 289, 296, 299, 309. 310. 
317, 322, 323 ; V, 32, 38, 41, 43, 47, 
49. 55. 86, 109, 158, 168, 178-80, 
189, 195, 199. 215, 219, 220, 224. 231, 
234. 273. 278, 281-3, 285, 289. 305, 
311, 314, 316. 321, 323, 32s, 339. 
351 ; vi, 8, 25, 50, 57-9, 61, 93, 137, 
141, 154, 156, 159, 161, 180, 192. 193, 
206, 243, 248, 272, 283, 297. 300-2. 
306, 308, 311, 314.319. 321. 324. 328. 

354.359; vii, 11,93 
Romyn, Jan, vi, 409 ; vii, i 

Roomers, Anna, vi, 290, 299, 307 

Roos, Gerrit Jansen, i, 228, 373 ; ii, 141, 

201 ; iii, 64, 70 ; V, 25 ; official butcher, 

ii, 222 ; V, 225, 312 ; vi, 62, 75, 323 ; 

vii, 13. 94 
Rooseboom, Gerard, collection of Laws 

by, ii, 229 
Roosemont, Martin, i, 400 
Roosswel (Roshwel), Wm., vi, 178 
Roosyn, Capt., iii, 55 
Root, Jan Comelissen, iv, 17, 23, 82, 84 
Roothaar, Hans, vii, 166 
Roselyn, Captain, iii, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 19 
Rosse, Theo., vi, 132 
Roy, Skipper Albert Jansen, ti, 426; iii, 

3, 5. 9 ; vii, 187 
Rudicnts, Hendrick, i, 50 
Radolphus, Pieter, i, 274, 278, 280, 288, 

295, 299. 301, 368, 415. 418 ; ii. 81, 



326 



Index. 



Rudolphus, Pieter— G»f/ti'iVfCA/. 

375. 378, 39S. 402. 405, 421. 425 ; iii. 

2, 3, 42, 62, 63. 75, 78, 85. 89, 96. 

loi, 104. 107. 146, 188. 190-2, 194, 

202-4, 209, 215, 217, 219, 222, 228, 

229. 232, 233. 238. 241, 252, 304, 319. 

325. 344. 348; iv, 74, 199. 205, 211. 

243, 272, 345 ; nominated for Schepen, 

ii, 319 ; iii, 260 ; elected, ii, 320 ; 

widow of, has married Fr. Philipsen, 

vi, 6 
Rust. Tho., of Delaware, v. 294 
Rutgers, Geertie, vi, 262, 270, 277 

— Wessel, vi, 236, 239, 243 
Rutgersen, Grietie, ii, 75 

— Jan, i. 292, 304, 307. 308, 346. 373. 378. 

388, 406, 418 ; ii, 8, 60, 61, 74, 91, 93, 
120, 168, 213. 228, 243, 259. 263, 268, 
280, 306, 325, 338, 378, 385. 389. 397. 
399, 422 ; iii, 8, 11, 46, 55. 62, 64, 71, 
82, 85, 93, 95. 148. 161, 202, 207. 215. 
216, 221, 226, 235-7, 240, 243, 272, 
274. 278. 3". 325. 332. 335. 355. 366, 
373. 374. 376. 380, 412, 414, 431 ; iv, 
7. 10. 13, 15. 66, 67, 72, 97. 103, 
104, 138, 162, 164, 167, 174, 177, 182. 
207, 230, 237 tt seq., 250. 327, 328, 

337 
Ruyn, Jan Jansen, vii, 200 

Ruyns (Buyns), John, iv, 121 

Ruyter, Claes Jansen, i, 133, 136, 196, 251, 

297. 304. 314. 379. 418 ; ii. 21, 122 ; 

iii, 147, 174, 373. 412 ; dead, iv. 214 ; 

wife of, iii, 367 

— Hendrick Jansen, i, 272, 338 

— Jan Claasen, iii, 347. 3^7. 374. 399. 402, 

408 

— &r de Ruyter 
Rycke, Skipper, ii, 402 

Rycken, Abram, i, lao, 319 ; ii, 140, 155, 
168, 3S5, 3S9, 397 

— Reynier, i, 368 ; ii, 23, 124, 202, 

213 ; iii, 169. 355. 367. 400. 421, 435 ; 
iv, 7. 33. 85. S8, 89, 99, 293. 294, 298, 
318, 321 ; V. 30, 75, 79. 84, 222, 300, 

303* 321 ; vi. 143. 190. >9a. 222 

Ryckt (Rieckt), Tomas. iii. 398. 402 
Ryersen, Jan. ii. 242 ; v. 73 
Ryerson, Pieter, vi, a66 



Ryerzen, Cornells, v, 145 

Ryght, George, i, 289 

Ryken, Hend., ii, 387, 409 

Rymant, Fran9ois, v, 219 

Rymoor, John, sailor, vi, 367 

Rynhoutsen, Rynhout, i, 358. 370, 399 ; 

". 90. 345 
Rynier, Emestus, vi, 190 

Ryntie, the mason, i, 256 

Rysens, Anneke, iv, 335 ; v, 114, 127, 128. 

135, 148 
Ryverdinck, Pieter, iii, 374. 382, 385, 387. 

393 
Ryversen, Tybout, iii, 20 

Ryzens, Anneke, widow of SaL la Chair, 

marries again, v, 108 



Saelsberry (Soulsberry), Eving, v, 172 

Salisburry, Mrs., vii, 75 

Salisbury, Capt. Silvester, v, 220 ; vi, 

47. 65, 70, 71. 76, 83, 88, 90, 152. 

158 
Salter, Bartholme, v, 227 ; vi, 202 

— Mr,, iv, 116 

— Thomas, of Jamaico, vi, 117 

— Walter, iv. 239, 249; v. 153, 215, 222. 

225-7. 235 ; vi, 5, 7. 8. 24, 31. 33, 

34, 40. 41, 44. 45 
Sam, Jacob Janzen, iii, 200, 207, 215. 290, 

246, 248. 249, 270, 276, 330, 332; 

iv, 67. 70. 244 
Samson, Mr., v, 102, 103 
Samsons, Geertruyt, iii, 353, 361, 424 ; iv, 

43 
Sandels, Saartje, ii, 328 

— Tomas, iii, 53 
Sanderlin, James, vi, 383 

Sanders, Manuel, vi, 335 ; negro, vii, 1 1 

— Mary, vi, 335 

— San, V, 172 

Sandersen, Thomas, i. 392 ; iii, 50. 62. 73 ; 

iv, 210, 219 ; V. 63. 209, 224 
Sandford, Jacob Abrahamsen, vii. 53 

— Mr., vi, 308 

Sandy Hook^ i, 85 ; iv, 271 
Sanford, Wm.. vi, i$i 
Sattia Crmt^ W. I., iii, 412 



Index. 



327 



Santfort, Thomas, ii, 144, 149 

Santomme, Christoffer, iv, 335 

Say, Benjamin, vi, 320 

Saycr, Francis, v, 74 

Scarburgh, Edward, i, 331 etseq,, 336, 338, 

S44» 347. 353. 355. 362, 363 ; ii. 54. 60, 
120, 125, 128, 133, 192 
Scarlet, Samuel, i, 302, 306 ; ii, 66-8, 

70, 73. 77 
Schaafbank (Schabanck), Pieter, i, 356, 368; 
ii, 57. 119. 125. 139. 355. 375. 380. 
389, 424 ; iii, 197. 236. 306, 313 ; iv, 
54. 80, loi, 161, 258 ; V, 26. 43, 219. 

275. 30*. 317 ; vi. 135. 217 ; vii. 9. II ; 

City Messenger, ii, 376 ; continued as 

Town Sergeant, v, 252; salary of, raised, 

vi. 340 
Schaap, Isaack Gerritsen, skipper, iv, 238, 

248 ; V, 40, 44, 45 
Schaets, Domine, ii, 130 
Scheeper, Ritzert, iv, 288 
Scheerenborg, Tiyntje, i, 95, 170 
Schell (Schoel, Schol, Scholl), Pieter Jansen, 

iii, 275, 280, 281 ; iv. 334 ; v, 32, 222 ; 

vi, 73. 77. 80, 81, III ; vii, 34, 43, 48 
Schellinger, Cornelia, i, 296, 410, 412, 418 ; 

ii, 48, 49. 116, 157. 203, 423 

— Cornelis, ii, i 

— Jacobus, i, 55, 67, 108. 110, 111, 

198, 202, 239. 417 ; ii. 9. 10, 32. 37. 
48, 56, 65. 90. 92, 95, 113, 124. 129, 
172, 197. 212, 213, 216, 417, 427 ; iii. 

77. 309 

i, 361 

Schepmoes, Jan, i, 123, 126. 317 ; ii, 78 

— Jan Jansen, i, 8, 268, 360, 372 ; ii, 196 

— Sara, ii, 58, 78, i86, 196, 263 ; iii, 56 

— Willem, i, 204 

— widow of, has married Will. Koeck, ii, 

257 
Schermerhom, Jacob, ii, 194 
Scheruyn, Jan, i, 184 
Schilder, Jan Dircksen, iii, 311 
Schilt, — widow, v, 325 
Schivelberg, Jan, v, 48, 52, 118, 121, 137 ; 

vi,8 
Schodder, W., i, 213 
Schoerlemaar, Philip, iii, 22 
Schondtwart, Thomas, i, 141 



Schoof. Philipp, ii, 410, 4i4.'4i7. 4i8. 425 ; 

iii, 2, 8, 12 ; iv, 80 
Schoolmaster^ salary of, v, 137, 294, 340 ; 

Abr. de la Noy. licensed as, vi, 115 
Schoolmasters and Schools, ii, 39, 219 ; iii, 

344 ; ▼. 32, 137 

Schoolmasters, sec de la Noy, Pietersen, 
Luyck, Curtius 

Schools, allowance to masters, vii, 223, 244. 
257 ; Burgomasters and Schepens peti- 
tion for continuance of,ii, 348; refused, 
ib, ; Burgomasters and Schepens ask 
for a master of a Latin, iii, 15, 16 ; 
house of C. Steinmets used for, vi, 4 ; 
rent for house, vi, 221 ; of the Colle- 
giate Refd Church, vi, 396 

Schoone, Leuntje, iii. 221 

Schot, William, v, 305 

Schotsman. Tomas, iv. 137 

— William, v, 293 

Schout (Scott), Capt. John, v, 172, 174 

Schoutdart, Thomas, i. 148 

Schoute. Jan, iv, 248; v, 223; vi, 176; 

vii, 70. 83 
Schouten, Sara, v, 172 
Schoyster, Jochem, vi, 102, 143 
Schrick, Maria, v, 26 ; sfe Maria Verlett 

— Poulus, i, 67, 78, 105. 109, 113, 118, 122, 

155, 161, 162, 179, 296, 297, 326, noU, 

369. 379. 384 ; ". 3. 20, 37, 47. 57. 62. 

68, 70, 74. 77. 102, 158, 189, 194. 197. 
212, 216, 362, 363, 392 ; iii, 26, 28, 29, 

30, 33. 191. 195. 216, 221, 224, 226. 
363. 366. 372. 373. 382. 385. 392. 393. 
402. 404 ; iv, 178. 336 ; V. 308 

Schrimton, Samuel, vi, 387 
Schryver, Besje, iv. 142 

— Jan. i. 133. 279. 339. 373 ; ". 95. '39 ; 

iii. 171, 190, 218, 387.412 ; iv, 78, 95, 
130, 142, 145, 151. 154. i6o, 236; V. 

31, 46, 52, 80, 82 
Schudt (Schut), Jan, i, 64, 211 

Schut. Cornells, i. 243, 272, 292, 304, 308, 

317. 340. 348. 369. 388. 398, 402, 412. 
414 ; ii, I, 5, 6, 10, 21, 26, 28, 30, 39. 
50, 54. 62, 77, 85. 93, 98. 102 // seq., 
iiS. 124, 128, 141, 183, 213 ; iv, 6. 16. 
114, 185, 186 
Schuyler, David, vi, 98, no 



328 



Index. 



Schuyler, Geertruy, vi, 335 

— Philipp Pietersen, iv, 200, 210 
Scot, John, i, 174 

Scots^ see Trade, Ordinances 

Scott, Thomas, ii, 274, 280 

See, Zacharias, v, 227 

Segers, Gerrit, i, 328 ; Hi, 104 

Sellick, Jno., vi. 178 

Sely. Jan. v, 159 

Seman, Jan. iii, 185 

Senequam, Thomas, an Indian, v, 203, 209 

et seq, 
Servaas, Leentje Dircks, iii. 365, 388, 405, 

412, 414.423 ; iv, 21,47. 63. 215, 216, 

244 ; V, 55, 85 
Servants, fugitive, i, 330 ; sale of bound, 

▼i. 279 
Servein, Romein, iii, 91. 102, 145, 166. 168, 

174, 236-8. 240, 282, 286, 299, 304, 

316, 328, 332, 337, 340 
Serven, Bartolomous, iv, 127 
Sessions, John, vi, 343 
Seabringh. Jan Roelofsen, vi. 318 
Sevant. Jacob, iii, 421 
Sex, Tomas, v, 218, 219 
Shackelton, Edward, vi, 72, 77, 129, 147 
Shackerly. John, vii, 16, 27, 81, 85, 88, 

114 

— William, v. 330, 335 ; vi, 76, 93, 130, 

132, 158. 159. 244, 246. 323, 339, 345, 

346. 350. 359 ; vii, 19 
Shappleigh^ Nickolas, vi, 244, 246 
Sharp, John, soldier, v, 331, 334, 344; 

vi, 29, 44, 46, 61, 67. 83, 88, 90, 92, 

93. 95. 202, 203, 209, 217. 232, 279. 

282, 295 

notary, VI. 327, 346. 347. 349. 35i, 

355, 356. 359. 373. 380. 381. 384. 407. 
408 

vi, 118, 119, 123. 124, 129, 130, 134, 

140, 143, 163-5. 167, 181 

Shears, Abraham, iii, 46, 55 

Sibouts, Anneke, ii, 425 

Sibnnts, Aaltje, iv, 306 ; v, 239, 242, 244, 

247 

— Barent, iii, 199 

Sibranzen (Sybrantsen), Bartelt, iii, 150, 
158, 164, 174. 209, 249. 268. 292; iv, 
42, 90, 92, 102 



Sibranzan, Harmen, i, 373 

— Jan, i, 287. 290, 400 

— Michiel, iii, 150, 158 

Siecken, Dirck, iii, 332, 337 ; iv, 334 ; 

V, 2. 4, 225, 295 ; vi, 237 ; elected 

Overseer of Roads, v, 345 ; again, vi, 

296 
Signs, Titus, vi, 109, 115 
Silck, Jonathan, vi, 244, 251, 253, 256, 264 
Silva. Elias, ii, 76, 82, 90 
Simkam, Pieter, v, 221, 241, 341 ; vi, 60. 

124 
Simkins, Michiel, vi, 297, 299, 301 
Simons, Peter, vi, 143 
Simonzen (Symonsen), Arien, i, 374; ii, 

187 ; iii, 176, 182, 187, 246, 281, 283. 

287, 293, 296. 302, 310, 325, 381, 409, 

415, 421. 424, 425 ; iv. 2, 5-7, II, 17. 

21. 33. 43. 48, 49, 58. 74, 79, 81. 82. 

84, 93, 96. 99, 103. 104. 129, 132. 133. 

141, 168, 172, 267 

— Cornells van Giesel. ii, 420 

— Jan, ii, 244, 246, 269 ; iv, 306 

cooper, iii, 184, 242 

Simsen, Pieter, i, 178 ; iv, 340 

— Robert, iii, 424 

~ Willem. iu, 220, 294 

Sincker, William, v, 294 

Sinckles, William, vii, 3 

Singleton, James, v, 297 

Sips (Sipsen), Aryan, ii, 57, 60, 69 

Siricz, Titus, vi, 192 

Slaughter, Roelof de, vi, 133, 134, 149 

Slcght, Cornells Barentsen, iv, 170 

Sleghtenhorst, Gerrit, vi, 205 

Sley, Robert, ii, 368, 373, 39i, 392 

Slingerlant, Teunis Cornelissen, iv. 121. 

126, 161. 245 
Slodt, Pieter Jansen, vi, 175 ; vii, 13 
Slot, Jan Jansen, vii, 77 

— Jan Pietersen, v, 315 
Sluys, Comelis Jansen, iv. 95 

— Laurens, iii, 232 

— Laurens Sachariassen, vi, 304 
Sluyter, Abraham, iv, 287 

— Hendrick Jansen, i, 288 ; iii, 23, 341 ; 

called Blue Coat, vii, 208 

— Joannes, v, 48, 52, 76, I2i. 137 ; vi, S 
Smedes, Jan, ii, 367 ; iii. 295 ; iv, 235 ; 



Index. 



329 



Smedes, }9it^-CoHtinued. 

V. 2. 4, 50. 168, 189. 195. 197. 306 ; 
vi, 46. 55. 68 ; carter, 70-2, 77, 96. 
108, 213, 297. 299, 303, 356, 358, 374 

— — public carter, vi, 360 ; vii, 19, 89 

— Lysbet, vi, 71 
Smedingh, Jan, iii, 299 ; iv, 241 
Smeeman, Harmen, i, 50, 52, 55, 58, 81, 

83. 85, 114. 197, 330 ; u. 95, 196, 243, 

244, 307 ; "i, 184 J ▼, 259 ; vi, 7 ; vii, 
146 
Smith (Smid, Smit, Smits), Anna, vi, 124, 

127, 138. 190. 192, X93 

— Annetie, ii, 48, 56, 227, 342 ; iii, 244, 

270, 272, 282 ; iv, 102, 163 ; v, 132, 

223, 260, 300, 301. 342, 343. 351 ; VI, 

277, 329, 348. 370 

— Direk. ii. 157 ; iii, 49» 87. 270, 272, 

282, 331, 342, 431 ; iv. 304. 308 ; V. 
37, 43, 333 ; ▼>. 85, 319. 323. 383 ; 
vii, 46 

— Dirck Jansen. ii, 400 ; iii, 275. 346, 353. 

363. 365. 419. 423 ; iv, 292 ; vi, 206, 

363, 365 

— Edward, vi, 314, 344, 374 ; vii, 4, 5 

— Ensign Dirck, iii, 229, 230. 235, 348 

— Hendrick, i, 8 ; ii, 89 ; iii, 19, 62, 64 

— Hendrick Barensen, iii, 229, 231, 232 ; 

iv, 192, 198 ; V, 245, 348 

— Hendrick Jansen, i, 88. 94, 358, 399 ; 

ii. 90, 139, 307 ; iii, 224, 235, 236. 249. 
253. 289, 291, 321, 338. 354, 363, 376, 
382, 388. 391 : iv. 121, 125, 154, 155, 
157, 163, 213. 272, 281, 290, 291. 309 ; 
V, 47, 48, 64, 76, 88 ; commits suicide, 
V, 93 et seq. 

— Hendrick je, vii, 55 

— Jacob, V, 35 ; turner, vii, 48 

— Jan Genitsen, i, 86, 87, 89, 100 

— John, vi, no 

— Laurens Jansen, vi, 234, 251, 303, 347 

— Marten Clasen, v, 225 

— Marten Jansen, v, 177, 304 ; vi, 72 

— Michiel, vi, 322, 343 

— Mr., V, 297 

— Pieter, 1, 99, 386, 390 *. vi. 148, 152, 225, 

236 ; vii, 8, 15, 26 

— Pieter Pietersen, iii, 358, 395. 401, 407, 

408 ; iv, 30, 62 



Smith, Rem Jansen, iii, 358 

— Richard, ii, 224 ; iii, 36, 39, 48, 225 

— Ritzert, Junior, iii, 311, 312 

— Sam, iii, 158, 341, 348 ; iv. 15 ; vi. 108, 

117, 120, 122, 130 

— Wm,, ii, 364 ; v, 295 ; vi, 82, 116, 117, 

119, 121, 123. 125, 126, 129, 131, 

140. 244 ; miller, 250. 258, 291, 293 
Smitton, William, vi, 226, 230, 233, 236, 

238. 241. 248 
Snediger, Jan, i, 8, 182, 183, 186, 187, 

190, 203 ; ii, 371 ; iv, 173, 177 
Snedigh, Jan, iii, 71, 72, 86 
Snedinck, Jan, ii, 376 ; iii, 75, 93, 95, 153, 

238, 294, 295 
Snoo, Jan, iv, 189 
Snooke, Anthony, vi, 134, 138 
Soestbeiger, Reyer Comelissen, iv, 49, 51, 

52,59 
Soleil, Francois, iii, 353, 376, 413 

Soudy, John, vi, 7, 25, 33 

StmihamptoH, L. I., vii, 216 

Southart. Thomas, i, 152, 171 

Souikold, L. I., vii. 216 

South River^ v. 290, 316, 320, 332 

Spaniard, Hendrick, iii, 87 ; v, 269, 270, 

281, 353; vi, 34, 61-4, 69, 85, 93, 

294, 323, 328, 336 

— Jacob, vii, 43 
Sparck, Adrian, ii, 148 
Sparr. George, vi, 329 

— James, vi, 339 
Spicer, Sam., vi, 85 
Spiegelaar, Gerritie, vii, 136 

— Jan, vi, 108, 143, 356, 358 ; vii, 6 
Spiers, Hendrick Jansen, iii, 78, 145, 150^ 

168, 169, 177, 219, 290. 305. 308, 309 ; 
IV, 67, 79. 214, 249 ; vi, 153, 176 

— Madaleen, iv, 73, 78, 269, 280, 282, 324 
Spout, Nicolaas, iv, 125 

Spragg, Thomas, vi, 328, 336, 343, 346 
Sprey, Thomas, vi, 236, 271, 291, 296 
Sprinckstein, Melcker Caspersen, ii, 346 
Spron^, Annetie Jacobs, vi, 262 
Spyringh, Andries Jeremias, iii, 34, 49 
Spyser, Mrs., i, 71 
Spytenduyvel^ road by, vi, 130, 324 
Staaplefort, Raimond, iv, 290, 303, 311 
312 ; V. 65, 66, 75. 83, 86, 89 



330 



Index. 



Staats (Staets), Abraham, ii, 14 ; tI, 164, 
195 ; Captain, vii, 109 

— Jacob Jansen, iii, 27, 28, 32, 167, 171, 

174, 180. 187, 233. 301. 308, 340; iv, 

74, 84. 105 
Staelboeck, Nicolas, i, 369, 379 
SUunford^ Conn., iii, 272; letter to, vii, 

216 
Stanton, Francis, vi, 355 

— Thomas, v, 205 
Stapeley, Mr., vi, 146, 149, 151 

StaUn Island^ i, 159, 186, 412, 416 ; ii, 10, 

116; vi, 358; vii, 20 
Stauast, Claes Jansen, vi, 28, 220 

— Gerrit Jansen, v, 222, 230, 335 ; vi, 28, 

31. 55. 57, 175. 266 
Stavellay, Abram, ii, 149 
Stavely, James, vii, 80 
Stedwill, Elizabeth, vi, 203 ^ 
Steelman, Jan Hendricksen, i, 120, 293, 

295; iii, 59. M7. 39^; »▼. 118.208, 
221, 250. 291, 295, 304, 305, 311, 313, 
333, 336 ; V, 50, 53, 55. 63. 75, 77. 78, 
79, 81, 84, 86, 92, 118, 121, 133; vi, 
3, 4. 8, 166, 195, 310, 212, 267, 272, 
274. 353. 360 ; see Coopal 

Steelmon, John, vi, 257 

Steendam, Jacob, i, 67, iii, 114, 122, 126, 
158, 163, 168. 187, 261, 275, 280, 285, 
317. 372 ; ii, I, 20, 26, 27, 38. 47. 53. 
57. 60, 62, 64, 68, 71, 72, 96, 113, 378, 
397, 402, 426 ; iu, 85, 147, 401 ; iv, 
127 

— Saartje, ii. 297, 359 
Steenhaelder, Mary, vi, 210, 212, 213, 218, 

221, 226, 230, 233 

— Willem, iv, 291 

Steenhaler, Pieter Jansen, iii, 26; v, 10, 
13 ; vi, 96 

Steenhuysen, Peter, vi, 190 

Steenmets, Casper, i, 55, 65, ti8, 120, 121, 
123, 132, 287, 372, 383 ; ii, 116, 247, 
258 ; iii, 26, 44, 65, 211. 324 ; iv, 34, 
339. 340 ; vi, 4, 18, 80. 177 ; house of, 
used for school, vi, 4, 221 

— Jannetie, i, 65 

Steentjes, Cristina, iv, 305 ; v, 126, 135, 
148, 150, 188, 199, 200 ; widow of Ga- 
briel de Haas, v, 148, 150 ; vi, 209 



Steenwyck, Comelis Jacobsen, i, 52, 66, 
93, 109, 115, 120, 141, U3. I4&-50, 
202, 205, 272, 274, 277-9. 298, 312, 
320, 333. 337. 354, 3^8. 4"; «. 
118, 137, 158, 163, 181, 184, 201, 
212, 221, 246, 248, 250, 260, 265, 270, 
292, 307. 326, 334, 353. 361. 365, 368, 
370, 373. 375-7, 391-3, 407, 415. 422 ; 
i". 38. 54, 67, 75. 78, 91. 97. lOi, ill, 
114, 150, 158, 188, 205. 207,208, 215. 
224, 232, 254, 300, 301, 305, 308, 340. 
341. 345. 348. 350, 369. 371. 379.394, 
400. 407, 425 ; iv, 7, 17, 22. 40, 41. 
56, 57, 65, 72, 75. 76. 88, 92, 93, 
104-6, 108, 112, 113, 115, 116, Ii8, 
127, 133. 144. 148. 180, 191, 199, 237. 
240, 252, 255, 260, 267, 270, 273. 283t 

303, 313. 314, 321, 334, 335 ; ▼. 29. 
34. 67. 68 et seq., 74, 75. 77. 80, 81, 
84, 85, 92, 98. 100, 102, 109, H2, 170. 
175. 179. 210, 223, 269, 287. 338,339. 
349. 352 ; vi, SI, 53. 56. 58. 67, 136, 
161, 175, 181,203, 204, 208, 211, 216, 
218, 223, 229, 272. 302, 306, 3". 322, 
326, 330, 336, 345, 354, 360. 366 ; vii, 
143, 195 ; nominated for Schepen, ii, 
283, 319 ; iii, 45 ; elected, ii, 320 ; con- 
firmed, ii, 325 ; iii, 45 ; sworn in, iii, 
48 ; nominated for Burgomaster, iii, 
260 ; vi, 396 ; nominated Schepen, iv, 
25 ; Burgomaster, iv, 26 ; nominated 
Burgomaster, iv, 195 ; Schepen, U. ; 
nominated Burgomaster, to fill vacan- 
cy, iv, 274 ; nominated Burgomaster, v, 
IS ; confirmed, v, 17 ; nominated old 
Burgomaster, v, 183; confirmed, v, 
185 ; elected Delegate to Provincial As- 
sembly, V, 45 ; declines to go to Holland 
as Delegate, iv, 342 ; asks City to pay, 
iii, 37 ; Mayor, vi, 144 ; nominated 
and confirmed as Mayor, vi, 201 ; ap- 
pointed Orphan Master, vi, 272, 315: 
nominated Burgomaster, vi, 996; 
Councillor of N. N., vii, 40 

— Grietje, iv, 247, 255 

— Mde, iii, 200 
Stein, Claartje, iv, 262 

— Hans, i, 97, 240, 371 ; u, 53, 62, 129, 

290, 383. 388 ; ui, 152, 157, 349. 252. 



Index. 



331 



Stein, Hans — CmUintud, 

286. 289, 294. 296, 301. 302. 304, 3". 
339» 353. 367, 399. 404. 4I5. 4I7. 426, 
430 ; iv, 21, 32, 36. 49. 80. 92, 96. 116, 
143. 150, 151. 155. 156, 159. 171. 216, 
222, 225, 243, 256, 280, 297, 298, 302, 

315, 333. 340 ; ▼, I, 30, 55. 58. 62, 65. 

76, 156, 222 ; name of wife of, Ui, 313 ; 

vii, 212 
Steins, Tomas, iii, 49 
Stenevelt, Adrian Hnybertsen, iii, 412 
Stertaer, Alexander, t, 31 
Stevensen, Jacob, i, 317 ; house of, in Pearl 

Str., ii, 230 

— Jan, V, 317, 318, 345 ; vi, I ; vii, 85, 88 

— Jons, i, 93, 184, 378 ; iv, 115 ; ▼, 66, 

158. 164; vi, 71, 158 

— Thomas, i, 50, 121, 124, 141, 211, 

214, 225-7, 230, 234, 307, 311, 358, 

361 
Stickely, Mr., ii, 406 
Stille, Ci^nelis Jacobsen, i, 50, 88, 104, 

III ; ii, 92, 127. 222, 227 ; iv, 74. 77 ; 

V. 52 ; vi, 69 

— Jacob Comelissen, vi, 334 
Stilwel, Nicklis, vi, 45, 48, 133, 19s 
Stipps, Jons, vi, 213 

Stocken, Richard, iii, 321 
Stocker, Jan, iii, 7, 221, 367 
Stockx, Charles, v, 218 
Stoerk, Huybert Jansen, ii, 38, 50, 59 
Stoffels, Annetie, vi, 17 

— Christiaen, vi, 289 

— Geertje, iii, 169, 290. 394, 295, 302, 312, 

323 ; iv, 83, 227 ; vi, 388 
Stoffelsen, Jacob, i, 54, 80, 161, 190, 196, 
198, 205, 242, 360; ii, 363, 370; iii, 
54; vi, II, 16. 20,22,27 

— Reyer, i. 75. 103, 368, 386, 390 ; ui. 

157 ; iv. 83 ; vi, 375 
Stol, Jacob Jansen, iii, 183, 185 ; name of 

wife of, iii, 255, 333 ; v, 259 
Stoon, John, vi, 40 
Stone, Robert, vi, 100, 154, 157 
Storm, Dirck, v, 181, 186, 187, 189, 224, 

263, 298, 301, 306, 311, 316, 323, 327, 

329, 339 ; vi, 54 
Stoutenboigh, Engeltie, vi, 334 

— Picter, i, 316, 319, 374 ; u. 248, 270, 



Stontenburgh, VitXer-^ConiiHued. 

291 ; ui, 251 ; iv, 299 ; v, 37, 176, 
178, 181, 193. 199. 225 ; vi. 13, 60. 
62. 73, 96, 97, 102, 104, 154, 156, 285. 
334 ; vii, 13 ; nominated Schepen, vi, 

397 
Straatmans, Teuntje, ii, 427 ; iii. 208 
Stratford, Conn., i. 324 ; vii, 216 
Streets, ii, 366 ; vii, 182 ; encambered, ii, 
162 ; improvement of, vi, 285 ; paving 
of, vi, 228, 329, 37S ; sidewalks, vi, 
375 ; opening of, vii, 156 ; drains, v, 
238 ; cleaning of, v, 45 ; diagram, v, 
308 ; list of inhabitants by, v, 221-5 

— along the Heights, ii, 194 

— Astor Place, iv, 242 ; v, 288 

— Attorney, vi, 66 

— Beaver, iii, 94, 157 ; iv, 222 ; v, 43t 57. 

259 ; vi, 256, 375. 377 ; vii. 156, 246 

— Beaver Path, i, 73. 296 

— Bouweiy Road, v. 287 ; vi, 66, 245 ; 

road to Harlem, vi, 360, 361 

— Bridge, v, 113, 300; vii, 92, 194, 246 

— Bridge Lane, vii, 194 

— Broad, The Graft (Gracht), i, 231, 264 ; 

ii. 311 ; ui. 94, 250. 348 ; iv. 139, 156, 
222, 249 ; V, 43, 57 ; vi. 252, 255, 258, 
330, 375; vii. 156. 162. 168, 190; 
throwing dirt into it, vii, 218, 246; 
well in, vii. 190 

— Broadway (Heeren Straat). i, 16, 192 ; 

ii. 166, 290; iii, 290; iv, 129, 180; 
▼. 57, 61. 259. 288, 337 ; vi, 84, 87, 
94, 183 ; vii, 191 ; lots on, vii, 11 

— Broome, vi, 67 

— Canal, iv, 242 ; vi, 66 

— Chatham, ii, 227 

— Cherry, ii, 123, note; iv, 336 

— Christopher, vi, 183 

— Qinton, vi, 66 

— Coenties Alley, iv, 227 ; vi, 5, 221, 388 

— Coenties Slip, ii, 250 ; vi, 286 ; vii, 218 

— Corlaers Hook, vi, 75 

— Delancey, vi, 67 

— Division, vi, 66 

— Exchange Place, vi, 258, 378 

— Feny, ii, 123 

— Fourth Avenue, vi, 245 

— Fimnklin Square, iv. 336 



332 



Index. 



StretU — Contintud. 

— Gansevoort, vi, 183 

— Great Kil Road (the), vi, 176, 183 

— Greenwich, vi, 94 

— Greenwich Lane, y, 288 

— Hanover Square, iv, 227 ; vi, 37 ; vii, 

309 

— James, ii, 227 

— Madison, ii, 227 

— Maidenlane, ii, 122, note; iii, 98 

— Marketfield, vii, 246 

— Moore, ii, 169, note ; vii, 219 

— Morris, ii, 10 ; iii, 290 ; iv, 129, 287 ; 

▼i, 94 

— Orchard, ii, 127 

— Pearl, or the Strand, the Waal, or along 

the East River, i, 74, 261 ; ii, 29, 122, 

129, 154. 169, 170, 179. 227, 250 ; iii, 
98. 316 ; iv, 114. 139. 156, 227, 242, 
V, 42. 60, 113, 234, 331 ; ▼». 37, 73. 
286, 375. 388 ; vii, 147, 156, 194, 218, 
219, 246 ; protection of, against water, 

▼i, 37 

— Peck's Slip, iv, 322 

— Prince, now Stone, vi, 375 

— Rector, iii, 290 

— Roosevelt, ii, 123, note; iv, 336 

— Schapenweytie, vi, 207 

— Smith's Valley, i. 293 ; iii, 354 ; iv, 22 ; 

▼, 313. 317 ; ▼!. 285 ; vii, 165 
^ South William (Slyck Steegfa), iii, 250 ; 
iv, 158 ; V. 43 ; vi. 221, 252, 366, 375 

— State, ii, 129, note ; iv, 242 

— Stone, alias Brewer's, Glazier's, High, 

or Prince, ii, 289 ; iii, 250, 366 ; iv, 

130, 158, 227, 249; V, 300, 314; vi, 
5, 221. 252, 377 ; vii. 156. 192 ; im- 
passable, ii, 289 ; to be paved, 309 et 
uf., 376 ; vii, 167, 185 

— Turtle Bay, vii, 232 

— Twenty-third, vi, 183 

— Wall (the Cingel), ii, 250 ; v, 234 ; vi, 

37 ; vii, 166, 191, 209 

— Waverley Place, v, 288 

— Whitehall, ii, 129, 154, 169, 329; iv, 

69, 139 ; ▼. 42, 60, 331 ; vi, 104. 375 ; 
vii, 192 

— William, ui, 157 ; ▼. 234 ; vi, 375. 388 ; 

vii, 156, 218 



Streeti — CanHniud^ 

— Winckel, now closed, iii, 202 ; vi, 104 ; 

to be paved, vii, 192, 194 

— Wolphert's Valley, iv, 322 

— in Brooklyn : 

— Court, iii, 147 

— Jerolamon, iii, 147 
Strenger, Capt. Johan, ii, 254 
Strengwits, William, i, 203, 204, 224, 227 
Strongwick, Arthur, vi, 299, 301 
Stiycker, Jacob, i, 183, 186, 190, 268. 270,. 

273. 276, 291. 299, 357. 367 ; ii. 59. 
131, 136, 155, 164, 190, 195. 196. aoo. 
230, 234, 253, 262, 265, 268, 278, 282, 
365, 377. 399 ; iii. 49, 56. 76, 159. 164, 
184. 274, 315. 323, 371. 383. 400,401, 
407, 413 ; iv, 5. 21, 58, 71, 75. 82-4» 
87, 93, 104, 127, 129, 150, 180, 240,. 
257, 261. 269, 274, 282, 297, 302, 303, 
306, 312, 317, 326, 332 ; V, 31, 36 ; 
app'd Schepen, i, 281 ; nominated for 
Schepen, ii, 3x9 ; iv, 27 ; elected, is, 
320 ; confirmed, ii, 325 ; iv, 28 ; made 
Presiding Schepen, iv, 197 ; nomi- 
nated Buigomaster, v, 16 

— Jacob Gerritsen, 1, 62, 67 

— Jan, i. 116, 124, 203 ; iii, 184 

— , i. 92 

Stultke (Stulter), Alexander, iv, 57, 61, 80, 

222, 288, 317; V, 222 ; vi, 159, 167, 

173, 174, 260, 312, 317 
Stuyvesant, Anne, i, 326, noU 

— Balthazar, vii, 86, 87 

— Rev. Balthazar, vi, 255 

— Judith, vi, 113 

— Margriet, vii, 57, 80, 93, 95, 98, 105. 

108, 114 

— Nicolaes Willem, vii, 99, xi8 

— Peter, i, 57. 132, 164, 178, 200. aoi. 258, 

271. 391, 395. 4" ; iii. 77 ; iv. 285 ; 
V, 32.37. 51. 138, 167, 178, I99«tf Mf.. 
202, 214, 219, 221, 240 ; vi, 139, 159, 
162, 167, 169, 173, 189, 245, 276, 285 ; 
letters from, to Burgomasters, etc, i, 
78, 79. 90, 91. 97. 103, 185, 209, 2i5» 

223, 342, 345. 419; ii« 34* 5i. 106, 

174, 286 ; iii, 13 ; iv, 274. 30i ; letters 
from, to neighboring villages on the 
Esopus war, iv, 275 ; lettci»to, from 



Index. 



333 



Stnyvesftnt, Peter — Continurd, 

Boigomasters, etc., i, 91, 164, 165, 331, 
366 ; ii. 28, 29, 51, 109. 163, 273 ; iii, 
8, 13 ; present at election of Buigo- 
mAsters and Schepeni, tit, 257 ; iv, 25 ; 
present in meeting, iii, 351 ; aathor- 
izes volantary assessment for repairs 
of defenses, i, 366, and pays his share, 
i, 367 ; speaks to Burgomasters and 
Schepens on repairs of defenses, taxes, 
«tc., ii, 161 // siq._; lectures Buigo- 
masters and Schepens, i, 172 ; repre- 
sentation from, of the state of the 
country, v, 18 // seq, ; urged not to go 
to Fort Orange, ii, 17s ; present at the 
proposed farming of the excise, ii, 177 ; 
called in by Burgomasters and Sche- 
pens to preside at an arbitration, 11,191 
et seq, y pardons a criminal, iii, 307 ; 
answers request of Burgomasters and 
Schepens for a Provincial Assembly, 
lY, 319 ; dinner to, by Burgomasters 
and Schepens, i, 271 ; has gone to 
Curafao, i, 395 ; goes to the Esopus, 
ii, 389 ; his farm guarded during Indian 
troubles, ii, 91 ; complainant in a case 
of calumny, ii, 103 et seq. ; asks for 
conveyance of his lots, ii, 339 ; vii, 17 1 ; 
granted, 330 ; asks that his neighbor 
improve his lot, ii, 330 ; intends to sail 
for Holland, v, 333 ; Burgomasters 
and Schepens give him a testimonial, 
V, 333 

Stymens, Casper, ii, 363 

Sudder (Suddert), Thomas, i, 146, IS4 

Snnderiand, Jno., vi, 135 

Sutton, Daniel, cooper, admitted as 
Burgher, vi, 374 

Snyringh, Hendrick, iii, 365 

Swackenhals, Comelis, iii, 176 

Swaen, Jan, i, 370, 373 ; ii, 33 ; iii, 63, 64, 

145. 154. 211 
Swanenburgh, Vincent, ii, 353 

Swart, Albert Pietersen, v, 334 

— Gerrit, vi, 273 

— Jacob I., 163 ; iv, 3, 6, xi, 16, 185, 186; 

V, 331, 356 
Swartie, Thomas, iii, 365 
Swartwout, Aldart, ii, 313 



Swartwout, Roeloff, iii, 30 ; v, 4 

— Thomas, i, 188, 353 ; ii, 64, 68, 94* 343 ; 

iH, 37, 32. 37. 48, 81. 99, 115, 154, 

191, 194, 305, 310, 233, 324, 352, 382 ; 

lot of, sold by execution, iii, 94, 95 ; 

made small Burgher, vii, 176 
Swede, Jan the, i, 143 
Sweeringh, Hendrick, ii, 213 
Swdts, Robert, v, 96, 99 
Swett, Joseph, iv, 90, 109 
Swits, Comelis Clasen, i, 88, 113, 121, 147, 

199 ; vi, 66 
Sybinck, Jan Hendricksen, v, 912 



Tadens (Tades), Anneke, iv, 171 

— Michiel, i, 114, 248, 251, 258, 303, 

332, 371, 377 ; ii. 145. 333, 335 ; iii. 
115, 145, 147, 150, 154. 157, 168, 182, 
189, 196, 198, 221, 222, 226, 228, 231, 

275. 284, 354. 355. 361, 417. 429 ; iv, 
1, 12, 15, 23, 31, 41, 59, 109, 114, 130, 
137, 139, 134, 143. 152, 165, 167, 168. 

170, 177, 179. 184, 187, 209, 230, 331, 
339, 336, 344. 350, 253, 358, 365, 381, 

390, 308, 320; V, 4. 30, 43. 44. 47. 60, 
63, 80, 83, 84, 134, 138, 319, 337, 363 ; 
▼if 103, 10$, X08, III, 113, 121, 181 ; 
name of wife of, iii, 335 
Taehnan, — , vi, xi6 

— Pieter, i. 307, 309, 310 ; ii, 193, 391. 

334, 345. 355. 369. 396, 406, 409 ; vi. 
91, 93 ; interpreter, ii, 368 

— Robert, i, 381, 383, 388 
T^>hagen, William, ii, 307 
Ti^paan, iii, 377 
Tatcher, Mr., v, 367 
Tate, Edward, i, 310 
Tatel, WiUem, iv, 370 
Tavemkeepers, list of, in 1648, i, 8 ; in 

i6s7, 11, 363 ; in 1665, v, 363 ; law re- 
garding, iii, 333 ; see Ordinances 
Tayler (Tailor, Tefler, Tyler), Doctor 
Henry, vi, 356, 358, 363, 365. 366, 
373. 375, 37*-«o, 383, 384, 392; vii. 8, 

9. 13. 17 

— Thomas, iii, 87 ; iv, 60, 65, 71, los, xio, 

in. 117. 133, 138, 143. 146. 148, 152. 



334 



Index. 



156; vi, 84, 87, 100, 102, 104, 107, 
109, iia. 141, 143, 151, 156, 176, 178, 
179. 183, 185, 192, 212, 213. a84, 338. 
344, 346, 349. 356. 358, 368 ; vii, 3, 
8, 16, 29, 31, 88 

Tead, Captain, vi, 349 

Teatem, Richard, vi, 338, 349 

Teller, Andrew, vi, 198, 335 

— Edward, ii, 211, 215, 223-5 

— Jacob, vi, 368 

— Jan, iii, 211. 332 

— Maria, v, 57, 142, 307, 310, 323. 3«5 ; 

vii, 2, II, 16 

— Willem, i, 326. ncU, 374 ; ii, 125, 148, 

378 ; iii, 296, 366 ; Iv, 158, 161 ; vi, 

175 

Tempel, Tennis Pietersen, i, 170, 369 

Tempelier, Tennis, iv, 338, 339 

Tenettr(Temear, Tonmeur), Daniel, i, 404, 
417 ; a. 24, 38, 186 ; ui, 51, 59, 81, 
98, 103, 114, 325 

Ten Eyck, Coenraet, i, 71, 76, 83, 84, 92, 
93, 95, 102, 108, 112. 126, 143, 280, 
371, 399; "• 148. 260 ; iii, 275, 280, 281 ; 
iv, 201 ; V, 30. 42, 48, 126. 224, 238, 
260 et seq,, 300 ; vi, 38, 58, 73. 138, 
142, 146, 170, 273, 282, 288 ; vii, 104 ; 
nominated for Scfaepen, ii, 283 ; vi, 
397 » Overseer of Streets, vi, 22S 

Terbaer, Claes, i, 55, 57, 124, 180, 186, 
207, 220, 228, 231, 240, 248. 250, 252, 
256, 290, 294, 297, 303, 304 

ter Henn, Albert Albersen, v, 54, 58, 126, 
131, 136, 142, 146. 159. 182 

Temenr, Daniel, v, 296, 297, 315, 353; 
vi, 5, 21, 36, 39. 80, 157, 325 ; vii, 57, 
154 ; Dep'y Sheri£F of Harlem, v, 326 ; 
continued, vi, 92 ; again, vi, 150 ; Over- 
seer of Harlem, vi, 282 

— See Teneor, Tonmeur 

Terragon, Pieter. iii, 227, 231, 237, 239, 244 

ter Smitten, Caspar, v, 48. 52, 137 ; vi, 8 

Tesselaer, Evert, i, 67, 87 

Tetejer, Silvester, v, 175 

Tennis, Geertje, iv, 3, 5, 8, 11, 17, 32, 45, 

47. 51. 56, 197 ; vi. 334 

— Hilletje, iv, 291 

— Magdaleentie, vi, 262 



Tennis, Meiritje, iv, 63 

— Sara, v, X97, 246. 265, 272, 349 

— Weintje, iv, 162, 224, 226, 230, 239 
Tennissen, Clas, ii, 372, 373, 396, 4x1 

— Comelis, iu, 286, 295, 305. 309 ; ▼, 40» 

44.45 

— Dirck, i, 50, 52. 54, 77. ^33. 352. 392 ; 

ii, 20 ; iii, 274, 394 

— Gysbert, iii, 291 ; iv, 213, 217, 220, 227 

— Harmen, iii, 43 

— Jacob, i. 285. 287, 293 ; u, 32, 37, 55, 

61, 69, 124, 133. 156, 327. 403 ; vi, 118, 

120, 168 

baker, v, 221, 341 

seaman, vi, 165, 173 

— Jan, ii, 82, 89; iii, 27, 52, 67, 72, 152, 

288 ; ui. 353. 363. 376. 394 ; iv, 151, 
154, 159, 171, 291, 295. 338 ; ▼. 7. 12, 
55. 57, 68, 340 

miller, v, 221, 327 

of Harlem, v, 287 

— Joost, i, 75, 100, 103, 123 eiseq.^ 372. 

377, 391 ; u. 39. 50. 90. 93, 255. 260, 
326. 327, 332. 375, 381, 384, 388, 399 ; 
iii, 372. 377, 380 
— • — baker, vii, 163 

— Roelof, i, 296 

— Tennis, iii, 12 

— — mason, ii, 154 
Teyne, Maria, vi, 334 

't Havens, Heyltie, i, 347 
Thenussen, Jan, public carter, vi, 401 
Thomas, the Irishman, iv, 150, 250, 309 

— Jno., vi, 195, 196, 202, 231, 232, 271. 

328, 337. 343, 345 
Thomassen, Hendrick, vii, 105, 109 
Thompson, John, vii, 118 
Thoms, Mr., vi, 143 
Thomsen, Gabriel, vi, 125, 135 

— John, smith, vi, 328, 373. 384 
Thome, William, vii, 72, 76, 90, 93 
Throgmorton, Frigift, vi, 100, 102 

— John, vi, 42 
TkragmortotC s Neck, vi, 42 
Thurston, Joseph, vi, 289 
Tibontzen, Jan, iii, 115 

Tiddeman, Anna, vi, 324; widow of Thomas* 

327 

— Mrs., vi, 319 



Index. 



335 



TiddeiMn, Thomis, v, 309. 335, 336, 344, 
346. 348 ; ▼!, 34. 40. 105, X07, 149. 15a. 
154, 158. 228 

Tideman, Mr., v, 297 ; vi, 49 

Tillton, Mary, wife of Wm. Hofmeyer, vi, 
213 

Tilson, Mary, i, 330 // seq, 

Tilton, John, i, 178 

Tobias, Hdletje, iii, 337 ; iy, 90 

Todd, Christoffer, vi, 23 

Tods, Alexander, vi, 14, 22 

Tom, Capt. King, i, 303 

Tomas, Samuel, ii, 243 

Tomassen, Cornells, i, 292, 406 

— Jan, iv, 7 

— Jannetie, ii, 243, 244 ; iii, 66 

— Tennis, i, r88, 206, 253 ; ii, 196 ; iii, 6, 

75 ; mason, vi, 224 

— William, i, 107, 117. 300, 313, 374; ii. 

120, 121, 126, 378, 390 ; iv, 260, 267, 
270 

Tompesy, Jannetie, i, 213 

Tomsen, John, vi, 13 

Tongny, Franfois, alias la Rosche, iv, 16 

Tonneman, Pieter, i, 369, 409 ; ii, 168, 202, 
412 ; Councillor, ii, 322 ; Church War- 
den, iii, 29 ; vii, 142 ; Schout, iii, 199, 
201, 205, 207, 208, 213, 215-8, 223, 
227, 229, 232, 233, 238, 241. 243, 245. 
247, 252, 253, 261, 264. 265, 269, 271, 
273. 276. 277, 281, 283, 284, 286, 298, 

306, 317. 328, 3a9» 333. 334, 338. 339. 
354-6» 363, 366, 371-3, 391, 392, 394, 
395. 404, 409. 410, 412, 413. 415, 421. 
422, 429, 430 ; iv, 4, 6, 7. 9. '3, 3i, 33. 
36, 37, 41. 49. 51. 55. 56. 58, 60, 64-6, 
71. 79. 83. 87. 89. 91, 94, 97. 99. loi. 
102, 104, no, III, 116, 117, 122, 123, 

129. 133. 134. 138. 140, 143. X45-8. 
151. 152. 154. 157. 160, 161, 163, 165, 
168, 169. 171, 174. 175. 177, 179. 180, 
183, 184, 187-9, 192, 197, 200, 205, 
208, 215, 217, 219, 225. 227, 228, 231, 
235. 236, 238, 241, 254, 258-60, 264, 
269, 272, 281, 286, 291, 296, 304, 305, 
308, 309, 311, 313, 314. 317. 320, 327. 
328, 330, 33a, 337. 339. 342, 343 ; v, 
2, 3. 6. 7. ". 14. 29, 37, 42. 43. 46-8, 
50, 52, 56, 63, 64, 76, 77, 79-81, 



Tonneman, Vi^et-^Cantinuid. 

83. 84, 93, 100, 111-3, 117, 118, 
120, 125, 126, 128. 129. 132, 134, 137, 
140, 146, 147. 149. 152. 154. 163, i68, 
186 ; requests discharge from oflBce, ▼, 
142, 159; asks for certificate of his 
services as Schout, v, 166 

Toocker, Anthony, i, 257 

Toom, Pieter, ii, 417 

Tomel, Lauwerens, iii, 201 

Tomer, Jan, iv, 183 

— Lauwerens, ii, 355, 3^3 ; v, 73 ; vi, 350, 

355. 359 
Tott, William, soldier, v, 263 

Tonnsen, Rodger, vi, 327, 357. 358 
Toumeur, Daniel, iii, 166, 170, 185, 190, 

236, 288, 290, 295 ; V, 117 ; see Ten- 

eur, Temeur 
Touw, Samuel, i, 133, 142, 149 
Tradi^ foreign, i, 45 ; ui, 15, 17 

— to Canada, ii, 406 

— First ship to Canada, iv, 230 

— Export duties, ii, 94, 100 

— Rule about boarding ships, iii, 171 

— Wharfage to be paid, iii, 377 ; vi, 81 

— Silver money and wampum, iii, 383 

— A broker appointed, ii, 45 

— Grain measurer, ii, 93, 120 

— In the South, ii, 128 

— Retail, ii, 262 

-— Gauging of barrels and stamping of 
measures, ii, 262 et seq, 

— Complaint against Scotch traders, ii, 272 

— Ordinance against non-resident traders, 

ii, 286 

— Remonstrance against monopoly of In- 

dian, at Albany, vi, 138, 139 

— Export of grain, vi, 287 ; see Ordi- 

nances 
Traphagen, Willem, iii, 28, 145 
Transer, Gerrit, vi, no 
Tredwel, John, vi, 213, 218, 220 
Trcvcrs, Gerrit, vi, 13 
Treworthy, Sam'l, vi, 178 
Trobridge, Mr., vi, 22 
Trompetter (bugler), Albert, iii, 2x8, 243 ; 

V, 114, 117. 132, 134 
Trotter, Elsie, vi, 243, 249, 252, 255. 263, 
268 



336 



Index. 



Tiyn, Corsen, ii, 263 

Txynenbnigh, Pieter Jansen, alias Norman, 

iii, 157 ; vii, 246 
Tnlkes, Jossias, ii, 56 
Tunmore, Richard, vi, 341 
Torek, Paulas, y, 125, 209, 221 ; yii, 63 

— Simon Clasen, iii, 24, 29, 34, 36, 37, 41, 

42.50, 51. 57, 74. 102, X17. 168, 184. 
190, 194, 212, 231, 239, 242, 256. 274, 
278, 282, 392, 398, 401, 402. 404, 408, 
411, 413, 414, 421, 424 ; iT, 3, 7, II. 
14, 23, 46. 47, 74, 80, 92, 96, 99, 102. 
115, 119; vi, 150, 153, 156. 161, 164, 
181, 182, 184, 195, 203, 204. 208, 211 ; 
Til, 200 ; name of wife of, iii, 108 

— Willem, ▼, 52 
Turcot, Jan, vii, 75, 96 
Tutor, John, vii, 130 

Two Brothers Islands^ vii, 258 

Tymens, Elsie, wife of Pieter Comelissen 

van der Veen, later of Jacob Leisler, 

lu, 79 
Tysen, Claes, i, 263, 265, 267 ; ii, 186, 

197, 201, 212, 214, 243, 306 ; iii, 94, 

146, 202 ; Y, 224 ; vi, 178 ; vii, 71 

boatman, i. 374 ; »▼, 47, 63 

cooper, i, 371 ; iii, 184, 386, 392, 

421, 423 ; iv, 31 itseq.; vi, 61, 62 

— Cofnelis, ii, 116, 277 ; iii, 89 ; iv, 116 

— — > woodsawyer, iii, 284 ; iv, 42 

— Captain Geurt, i, 84, 230, 242, 257 

— Lysbet, i, 75, 77, 95. 107. 191. 205, 303 ; 

ii, 7, 13, 60, 73, 340. 344 ; iii, 3©. 47 \ 
iv, 167 ; V, 304 ; vi, 62, 72, 99. !«>. 
102, 245 ; vii. 13 
Tyteman, — , Surgeon, v, 240 

U 

Underbill, Humphry, vi, 221 

Urbanus, Neeltje, v. 197 

Urgent (Argent), William, vi, 128, 151 



Vackle, Thomas, iv. 45 

Vaen, Jan, i, 304, 307 

Vallot, Claade, vi, 369 

van Aalst, Anthony, iii, 145, 150, 165, 168. 

175, 182, 185 ; iv, 134, 136 ; ancestor 

of family of, iv, 115 



van Aamhem, Gerrit Jansen, iv, 80; ▼, 
209, 225. 234 

— Jan Dircksen, v, 139 

van Aecken, Jan, vi, 203. 205 

van As, Evert Dircksen, iii, 156, 280, 292 ; 

iv, 22, 297, 334, 341. 344 ;▼, 4. 238 
van Auweryck, Jurrien Jansen, iii, 244, 

282, 299, 325, 330, 338, 364, 397. 405. 

409, 421 ; iv, 17, 44, 63, 66^, 73. 74, 

78, 82, 153. 229, 257, 260, 316, 330, 

332. 337, 346 ; V, 3, 222, 237. 239. 

241. 264, 335 J vi, 75, 179 ; Inspector 

of staves, etc., vi, 113 
van Baal, Jan Hendricksen, iv, 256; vi, 

330 
van Baren, Clas Clasen, iv, 336 
van Beeck, Isaack, Director W. I. Co.. i, 

341 

— Johannes, i, 66, 92, 93, 122, 126, 138, 

155. 159, 163. 164, 173, 248, 326. mu, 
353; ii. I, 5. 30. 31, 33. 36, 54. 85, 
87. 119. 124; iii, 373; iv.6 

— Joost, i, 368, 384, 392. 401. 402, 406. 

408, 409, 415. 419 ; ii. I. 5, 9, 13, 14. 

30, 31. 33. 36. 37. 39, 55, 60, 63, 64, 
72. 81. 82, 84, 119 

— Mrs., i. 397 

— • Nicolas, ii, i, 33. 85, 102 // stq. 

— Pieter, iv, 74 

— Sit Verbeeck 

van Berckels, Willem Jansen, iii, 237, 248, 

338. 348 it iiq» 

van Beigen, Syvert, skipper, v, 193, 195, 

197. 213. 229 
van Bocksel (Boxel), Jan, iii, 362, 374 

— Jan Gerritsen, i, 338 ; iv, 129, 135 

van Bokart, Reindert Pietersen, iii, 184: 

iv, 22 
van Bommel, Hendrick, i, 374 ; ii, 211 ; 

in, 263. 387 ; iv, 78 ; v, 208, 224 

— Jan Hendricksen, v, 31, 120. 126, 140 ; 

vi, 129, 137, 156. 192, 357. 391 
van Bonnm, Annetie, iii, 5, 64, 151, 294 ; 
V, 165, 216, 229 

— Barent, v. 153 

— Cornells, v, 36. 348 ; vi, 281 ; baker» 

vi. 287, 294, 305, 337. 368, 376. 380 ; 

vii. 45. 93. 95. 97. 98 

— Egbert, i, 67, 106, 109, no, 116, 135. 



Index. 



337 



<) 



▼an Borsam, Egbert — CmHmtud, 

136. 139. 177. «», 248, 298. 311, 315. 
318, 370, 391. 399; u, 20, 49, 57, 194. 
268 ; iu. 5, 30. 33. 176. 354. 409, 422. 
424, 426 ; !▼. 7. 67, 211, 317, 321 ; ▼, 
24. 25. 32. 47. 150, 153. 171 ; ▼!» ", 
23. 73. 172, I77i 181 ; Til, 143 ; •om 
of, ▼, 153 

— Hendhck, v, 153 

— Hermanos, iii, 147, 152, 153; £▼, 220, 

221 

— Thymon, vi, 357 ; vii, 109 

Tan Boskerk, Loarens Andriessen, ii, 144, 
227 ; see de Drayer 

Tan Breen, Pieter, Tii, 184 

Tan Breeste (Brestede), Jan Jansen, ii, 23, 
336, 349 ; iii. 80, 170, 196, 373, 382, 
385 ; V. 31, 224 ; ▼!. 75. 304 ; ganger 
of barrek, ii, 357 ; vii, 176 ; Inspector 
of staves, etc., vi, 75 ; Inspector of 
packed pork, etc., vi, 113, 359; Fire 
Warden, vi, 184, 393 ; vii, 35 

— Pieter, vii, 97 

van Bremen, Jan. v, 273, 343. 345 ; ▼». i. 

39. 61. 117 
Tan Brie], Cornells Hendrix, i, 346 
Tan Brocksel, Jan, i, 235, 239 
Tan Broatangie, Jan Jansen, i, 262, 263, 276 
Tan Bmg (van Brugge, van Brogh), Carel, 

?i, 63, 64, 66, 69, 76. 89, loi, 106. 114. 
' 115, 260, 296, 372 ; u, II. 85. 254, 265, 
276, 366; iii, 99, 103.' 152, 154. 175. 
249. 252, 263, 325. 329. 337, 342, 346, 
349. 353 ; !▼, 224, 226, 227, 232 fi /«/., 
272, 288, 304, 308 ; T, 30, 47, 49. 51. 
53. 58. 63, 67, 68, 82, 87, 209, 232 ; see 
Bridges 

— GiUis, iT, 215 

— Johannes Pietenen, i, 300 ; ii, 164 ; iii. 

42. 56, 67, 79, III. 113. 168, 198, 
200, 205, 207. 244. 245, 247. 254, 
276, 284, 308, 311, 337, 342, 347. 34B, 
356, 369. 400, 406, 417. 418, 426, 
429; iv, 29, 33, 34, Qi, 94, 97, 106. 
133. 139. 200, 208, 244, 252. 259. 270, 

273. 274. 278, 283; T, 2, 137. 145. 
150, 178, 187. 203, 210. 222, 246, 321, 

335. 336, 34a. 344. 349 ; ▼». 9. »9. 22, 
28, 54, 55. 60, 79. 8i. 99. 1x4. 122. 

VOU VII.- 



Tan Brug. Johannes Pieterzen — ConHnued' 
124, 130, 131, 142. 145. 162, 174, 182. 
197. 208, 210, 218, 223. 227, 230, 231, 
244. 248. 315. 390; vii, 8. 13 ; app'd 
Schepen, i, 281 ; nominated for Bur- 
gomaster, iii, 260; again, v, 16; do., 
▼i. 396 ; confirmed, vi. 397 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, iii, 260 ; v. 184 ; 
confirmed, iii, 261 ; v. 185 ; made Pre- 
siding Schepen, iv, 28 ; gone to Hol- 
land, V. 67 ; Orphan Master, vi. 272. 
315 ; nominated for Alderman, vi, 
201, 261 ; confirmed, vi, 261 ; con- 
tinued, vi. 333 ; nominated Bnrgom'r, 
vi. 396 ; confirmed, vi, 397 ; continued, 
vii, 113 : elected Orphan Master, vi, 
144 ; Captain of a Burgher Company, 
vi, 144 

van Brugge ; see Verbmgge 

van Bttitene, Pieter, Notary, ii, 353, 391 ; 
iii, no, 188 

Tan Buytenhuysen, Andries, iT, 45. 125, 
126. 199, 227, 229, 236, 244. 271. 272, 
287, 292 ; T, 66, 75 

— Jan, vii. 7 

— Jan Gerrisen. iii, 81. 199, 20f. 232, 237, 

238; iv, 43, 99, loi. III. 117, 122, 
199. 271, 272. 287, 291 ; V, 32, 43. 49. 
55. 66, 74. 80, 82. 84, 87, 107, 137, 
140, 223, 325 ; vi. 73 
van Campen, Gerrit, Ti, 77, 109 

— Lambert Hendricksen, t, 224 

— Tryn, i, 253, 261 ; u, 328 ; iii, 86 ; vi, 

125 

— Tiyntje, ii, 388 ; iii, 6. 11, 245. 246, 

250 ; iv, 53. 54. 57. 77. 307 ; ▼. 6. 9. 

243. 260 ; mother-in-law of J. G. de 

Vries, iv, 190 
van Cenlen, Adam Dircksen. ii. 257 
Tan Cleef (Tan Clyf, Tan der Cleef, Tan der 

Clyff). Cytie. iT. 333 

— Dirck, T, 30. 134. 178, 181, 198. 214. 

222, 280, 282, 334 ; Ti, 6. 25, a6, 50. 
77, 80, 82, 94. 98. 100. 102-4, "2, 
121, 124-6, 129, 131, 141. 190. 307. 

319, 224. 327, 356. 358. 401, 409 ; vii. 

4. 8, 15. 99 

— Jan, i, 287 ; iii, 230. 234 ; iv. 56, 139 
van Commel. Tennis Jansen. i. 394 



338 



Index. 



ymn Corlaer, Arent, i, 92, 374 ; iY» 286 

— Jacob, i, 94. loi, 107, 150, 178, 255, 

258, 315, 409. 4"» 415 ; ii. 91. 93. 
182, 184, 199. 357, 358. 364, 408 ; iv, 
53, 54 ; vii. 32, 178, 179 ; forbidden 
to keep school, ii, 348 ; gone to Hol- 
land, vi, 206, 211 
van Cortlandt, Oloff Stevensen, i, 52, 67, 
92. 93. 126, 157, 178. 186, 191, 198, 
202, 208, 213-5, 224. 230, 233, 252, 
253. 261, 286, 291, 295. 298-300, 353, 
357. 367. 378. 383, 384 ; ii» 26. 55, 59, 
131, 137, 138, 154, 164. 170. 173. 190. 
195, 198, 199, 229, 256, 262. 282, 333, 
361, 365. 393 ; iii, 23. 24, 31, 89. Ill, 
185, 198, 252, 320, 383 ; iv. 39, 132, 
158, 179. 215, 217. 228, 246, 269, 270, 
293, 304, 313. 331. 333. 344 ; ▼. 6, 29, 
39. 92. 139. 211, 223, 334, 343 ; vi, 94. 
140, 206, 227, 277. 292, 315 ; vii, 19, 
32 ; Burgomaster, i, 281 ; iii, 23 ; act- 
ing Burgomaster, iii, 155 ; continued as 
Old Burgomaster, iv, 197 ; nominated 
for Burgomaster, ii, 319 ; iii, 260 ; v, 27, 
183; vii. III; confirmed, ii, 325; v, 
28, 185 ; made Presiding Burgomaster, 
ii, 30; appointed Alderman, v, 250; 
nominated Alderman, vi, 261, 394; con- 
6rmed, vi, 261 ; accused of smuggling, 
ii, 244, 249 // //^., 252 ; City Treasurer 
ordered to make up the accounts, v, 
108 ; vii, 141 ; name of wife of, iii, 79 ; 
Deputy Mayor, vi, 67; refuses the 
Fanner of the Excise to inspect his 
cellar, ii, 234 

— Sophia, vi, 335 

— Stephen, vi, 206, 209, 211, 270, 277, 335 ; 

vii, 83 ; nominated Schepen, v, 16 ; vi, 
397 ; Ensign of a Burgher Co. , vi, 144 ; 
nominated Schepen, vii, 11 1; con- 
firmed, vii, 113 
van Conwenhoven, Aeltie, v, 337, 341, 343, 

351 

— Jacob Wolfenen, i. 70, 71, 73, 84, 87, 

88, 92-4, 96, 99. 105. 109, III, 115, 
119, 122, 125, 126, 142, 196, 2x2, 230, 
234, 249. 276, 286, 287, 289, 346, 360, 
374. 375, 379. 402, 407-9. 414, 4I7. 
4x8 ; U, 2, IX, 22. 31, 57. 58. 60. 65, 



van Couwenhoven, Jacob Wolfersen — Cpm, 
69-71. 74. 75. 77. 78. 81, 82. 88, 90, 
99, 117. "8, 132, 137, 13S. 150. I53» 
159. 165, 168, 172, 177, 179. 182-4, 
195. 197, 214, 222, 227, 230, 241, 242, 
244, 249, 270, 280, 281, 305, 307, 326. 
328, 334. 340. 343, 345. 354. 361. 362, 

367-9. 371. 375. 379. 394. 399. 4o8, 
418, 420-2 ; iii, I, 6, 8, 10. 2x. 24, 29, 
31, 34, 89, 146, x6i, 162, 165, 166. 

170, 176, 192, 216, 243, 249, 272, 274, 
286, 295, 305, 309, 312, 317, 319. 376, 
387. 389. 393. 399. 401, 405. 407. 413; 
!▼. 7. 44, 50, 52. 58. 72, 73. 75. 83, 86, 
102, X14, 124, 142, 139, 215, 228, 256, 
272, 282 ; V, 35, 37, 40, 65, 130, I37„ 
154. 158, 163, 167, 182, 191, 222, 273, 
278, 280, 283, 286, 289. 311, 314, 321, 
323. 325. 331 ; vi. II. 16, 20, 22, 27, 
47.'49. 67, 87. 90, 91. 93. 95. 98. 101-4, 
106, X09 ; dead, vi. 231, 252. 267, 295, 
366, 375 ; widow of, 387 ; his farm at 
Gravesend, L. I., ii, 182, 184, 199 

— Jan, i, 65, 67 ; v, 331 

— Jan Gerrisen, v, 40, 192 ; vi, 305 

— Joannes, v, 222 ; vi, 376, 380 ; Secretary 

of New Precinct, vi, 401 

— Madaleen, ii, 427 ; widow of Jacob, vi, 

231 
•— Neeltie, ii, 221 

— Pieter Wolfertsen, i, 49, 51, 59, 60, 67, 

69. 71-3. 79. 85, 86, 92, 95. 98, 102, 
1x7-9, 120-2, 130, 146, 130. 178, 186, 
208, 214, 215, 237, 276, 286, 31 X, 3x9, 

354. 367. 379. 380; ii, 22, 26-8, 60, 
74, 86, 128. 137, X39. 165. 168, 169. 

171, 172, 181, 185, 195, X98, 248, 257. 
270, 278, 334, 338, 343. 344. 350, 354* 

355. 361, 365. 366. 369. 373, 375. 377. 
382, 388, 389, 400, 409. 419, 420, 423, 
425 ; iii, 29, 42,45,67,80, 84, XXI, 114, 
119, 154, 157, 176, X83, 222, 266, 276. 
284, 288, 290, 295, 304, 310. 321. 329, 
339. 342, 346, 351. 353. 356, 367. 372, 
392, 398 ; iv, 2, 53. 72. 98. 115. 124, 

172, 208, 252, 262, 271 ; V, 37. 40. 50. 
65, 81. 151. 164, 168, 17X, 180, X87, 
223, 232, 238, 278, 281, 298, 300, 301, 
306, 311, 316, 323, 329, 331, 344. 350, 



Index. 



339 



Tan Couwenhoven, Pieter Wolfertwn — Gm, 
351. 354 ; vi, 13. 26. 56, 90. 92. 93, 95, 
109, 116, 119, 123, 124, 126, 138, 160, 
163, 172, 174, 176, 317, 381 ; Orphan 
Master, ii, 45, 342 ; nominated for 
Schepen, ii, 282 ; iii, 260, elected, 285 ; 
•gain, ii, 319, 325*; iv, 195, 197 ; nom- 
inated for Burgomaster, ii, 282 ; acts 
as interpreter, ii, 290; accused of 
smoggUng, ii, 245, 253; appointed 
Lieutenant in the Company's forces, iv, 
273 

Tan Daalen, Jan, i, 358, 409 

Tan de Beeck (Tan der Beeck), Coenradns, 
pnhlic carter, ti, 401 ; Tii, 30 

— Poolns, I. 75. "8, 151, 176. 198; iii, 

22, 44, 81. 84, 103, 116, 150, 151, 183. 
191, 194, 205, 210, 216, 233, 246 ; Ti, 
167; farms the Excise of Wine and 
Beer, ii, 210, 228, 234 et stq,^ 237, 244 
€t stq,, 252, 297 : iii, 69. 302, 330, 338, 

377. 394. 397, 405. 409. 421. 4^7 ; iv, 
6, 8. 17, 21, 33, 44, 67, 141, 186, 194, 
207, 209, 257 ; Ti, 237 ; Tii, 45, 161 ; 
farmer of Weighscales, Tii, 155 
Tan de Beets (Tan der Beets), Comelis, iii, 

331 

— Pieter Reycrsen, skipper, Ti, 172, 177 
Tan de Bil, Annecke Hendricx, i, 63 

Tan de Bilt (Tan der Bilt), Jan Aertsen, i, 

63. 93. 95. 99. w. 109. "3. "9 ; »u. 

153 ; !▼. 95 
Tan de Graaf, Breeghlande, ii, 417, 418 
Tan de Lange Straat, Jan Jansen, iii, 8x, 

86, 147. 251. 337 ; !▼, 13. 67. 72, 78 

— Pietcr Jansen, iii, 337, 347, 3^6, 367, 

37a. 376. 385. 4^. 425 ; ▼. 187. 190 

Tan de Linde, Joost, it, 14, 15, 333 ; t, 
168, 330, 344. 345, 348, 355 ; vi. 2, 14, 

354. 359. 363. 365 
Tan den Bergh, Freryck Gysbertsen, iT, 69, 
304, 305. 308, 313. 326 ; T, 31, 35, 39, 
41. 45. 49, 55, 62, 67, 68, 75, 76, 92, 
93. "5, 164, 177, 223, 259, 263, 264 ; 
▼i. 58, 59, 63. 98, 99. w-3. X08. Ill, 
112, 114. 117. 118, 158. 164, 185. 213, 
230, 234, 236, 238, 245. 254, 257. 264, 
271. 279. 291, 295, 346, 356, 358 ; Tii, 
89, 93 ; name of wife of, t, 26 



Tan den Boa, Hezmen Martens, t, i22» 

128 

— Jacob, ii, 351, 407 ; iu, 36, 40, 44. 62, 

64. 65, 70, 71. 85, 88, 95, 148, 155. 

160, 162, 170 
Tan den Ham, Grytje, iii, 294 
Tan der Borden, WiUem Abrahamsen, it, 

61, 80, 121, 126, 161 ; T, 31, 87, 224 
Tan der Boigh, Hendrick, ti, 288, 304 
Tan der Bos, Jacob Willemsen, i, 338 
Tan der Capelle, Lord, i, 412, 417 ; ii, 116 
Tan der Cleef, — , iT, 310, 317 
Tan der Coele, Reynier, t, 332 ; Ti, 6, 11, 

17. 19, 23. 24. 59, 72. 74, "9. 120 ; of 
Esopus, Ti, 121, 327, 336-8, 387 
Tan der Donck, — , i, 65, 122 

— Adriaen, i, 134 ei seq., 139, 319, 323 ; ii, 

8 ; iii, $6, 1 13 ; called Old Verdonck, 
ii, 203 

— Anna, i, 118 

— Gysbcrt, i. 51, 53, 55, 57 et stq., 65, 71, 

72. 76, 82, 83, 118, 133 

— Mary, ii, 157 

Tan der Eyck, Tys Tysen, iT, 285 
Tan der Goes, Lucas Pietersen, iT, 108 
Tan der Ham, Jan Jansen, ii, 258 
Tan der Heyden, Claes, i, 353 

— Matthys, iii, 32, 44 

Tan der Kuil, Comelis Barenzen, iT, 307 ; 

T, 224'; Grain Measurer, Ti, 399 
Tan der Liphozst, Luycas, i, 251, 253, 261, 

264 
Tan der Meulen, Comelis, iii, 424 

— Joannes, iii, 40, 46, 80, 175, 224, 231, 

243, 246, 323, 366, 367. 379, 391, 395, 
408, 4", 416, 425 ; iT, 2, 9. 12, 18, 

23, 24. 33. 41, 44, 48. 49. 59. 67, 69, 
80, 88, 94, 100, 107, 119, 168, 176, 
191, 223, 238, 243, 250, 251, 262, 
268. 271, 287 ; T, 54 ; Ti, 26, 354 ; Tii, 
zz 

— Marten, son of Joannes, iT, 262 ; see 

Vermeulen 
Tan der Perck, Matthys Bastiaensen, ti, 

20, 23-5, 29, 34, 44 
Tan der Ree, Comelis Comelissen, iii, 159 
Tan der Schd, Bartholomeus, Ti, 109, 164 

— Comelis, i, 369 

Tan der Schuyr, Willem, t, 224 



340 



Index. 



Tan der Slays, Andries, i, 374 ; ii, 39, 47, 

88 ; of Esopus, vii, 193 
van der Smisse, Gysbert, iv, iiS 
▼an der Spinel, Louwerens, iii, 264, 306 ; 

iv, 252, 307 ; ▼, 30. 107, 181. 187, 222. 

239 ; baker, vi. 67, 136, 151, 244. 249. 

874, 287 ; City Constable, vi, 265 ; 

elected and confirmed Schepen, vi, 

397. 398 
van der Stighden, Sicx, iii, 341, 360, 413, 

418, 419, 423 ; iv, 9, 10, 17, 23, 36, 

45. 67, 87, 88, 94, 100, 168, 171. 172. 

174, 177. 223. 245. 247, 257. 261, 268, 
271, 281, 292 ; ▼, 130 

▼an der Veen, Pieter Comelissen, i, 6$, 77, 
88, 92, 93, 102, 112, 121, 125, 126, 
141, 149. 191. 202, 245, 248, 269, 270, 
274. 280, 334, 355, 359. 368. 386 ; ii, 
II, 26-8. 33, 42, 73, 81, 84, 87, 124, 
213, 222. 258, 307, 327. 356, 360, 392, 
397 ; iii. 24, 28, 37. 45. 52, 57. 63. 67. 
79. 82, 83, 116, 148, 154, 170, 196, 216, 
361, 371, 379, 384 ; vii, 143. 147 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, ii, 283, 319 ; elected, 
ii, 285, 320 ; nominated for Chorch 
Warden, ii, 336 ; made Great Bnrgher, 
ii, 315 ; nephew of Schepen Joh. van 
Bmgh, iii, 79 ; name of wife of, iii, 79 

— Walewyn, ii, 122. 132. 140, 144, 149, 158, 
171, 181, 185, 188 ^/i«f., 195, 198, 199, 

224. 307, 334, 340, 355. 368, 417, 427 i 
iii, 32, 44, 53. 80, 82, 83, 91, 108, 168, 

175. 183-5, 189, 191, 196-8. 204, 210, 
213, 222, 253, 270, 273, 277. 285, 299, 
355. 361, 368, 372, 377. 417. 429 ; »▼. 
I. 2. 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13. 15, 16, 23, 39, 
52, 59. 79. 86, 97, 114, 120, 127- 
30, 134. 138. 141. 143. 147. 148-50, 
151, 152, 160. 165, 167, 169, 172. 
173, 178, 185, 186, 187, 190, 193, 199, 
210, 244, 250, 252, 254. 258, 270. 272, 

273. 28i, 296, 306. 311 ; ▼, 4. 44. 47. 
60, 63, 81, 156, 223 ; abases the Gout, 
iii, 212 it seq.; hasband of Ellz. de 
Maersman, widow of Benj. van de 
Water, ii, 149 
van der Veer, Jacob, Corporal, ii, 93 
van der Vin, Hendrick Jansen, i, 333, 368 ; 
ii, 203, 322, 241, 297. 365. 382 /f«y., 



van der Vin, Hendrick Jansen — CmUnued, 
390, 398, 402. 406 ; ui, 19, 29, 37. 43. 
76,94, III, 150, 164, 191. 193. 206, 
222, 249, 272. 287, 294, 374. 382 : iv, 
40. 78, 80, 98, 109, 116, 119, 125, 132. 
137. 156. 171. 176. 180, 184, 187, 194. 
199, ao6, 212, 267, 273, 283, 285, 298 ; 
V, I. 13, 26, 36, 55, 58, 59, 62, 85, 
113, 119, 130, 164. 188, 190, 198, 200, 
202, 216, 217, 223, 237, 260; vi. 46; 
nominated for Schepen, ii, 282 ; 
elected, ii, 285 ; again Schepen, iii, 29, 
76 ; again nominated, iii, 260 ; iv, 27, 
<95 ; ▼. 15 ; nominated for Chorch 
Warden, ii, 336 ; confirmed, ii, 341 ; 
takes office, ii, 342 ; again Chnrcfa War- 
den, ii, 43 ; vii, 175 ; Secretary of Har- 
lem, vi, 400 

van der Voorst, Hendrick, i, 122 

van der Voon, Arent, i, 153 

— Gio, iii, 308 

— Guillidmo, iii, 308 

— Hendrick, i, 153 

van der Vorst, Jores, ii, 157 

van der Wal, Hendrick, iii, 24, 86, 103, 

144. 151. 173. 175. 177, 178, 186, 19X. 

195, 202, 2x2, 332, 337 ; iv, 1x8, 302, 

338. 340 ; ▼, 53. 76 ; vi. 8, 180 ; name 

of widow of, V, 40, 181 
van der Wei, Evert Comelissen, i, 189 

— Loorens Comelissen, i, 149, 150, 161, 

162, 177, i8o, 226, 267, 269. 272, 273. 

352, 379 ; ii. 21, 95. 96, "7. 125. I33. 
172, 177, 178, x8o, 214, 281, 29X,a99» 

306, 334, 339 ; iv. 337 ; ▼. 83 ; gnnner. 

vii, 155 
van de Ven, J., iii, xi 
van Deventer, Dirck Jansen, iv, 22, 130, 

182, 283, 336, 338 ; V, 6, 51. 222 ; vi, 

304 ; vii, 28, 33, 46. 87 
— • Gerrit Gerritsen, i, 378 

— Jan, n, 289, 292, 296, 399, 300 

▼an de Waart, Martin, iii. 47, 31 x, 396. 

332, 234, 24X, 244, 346, 284. 398 
van de Water, Benjamin, it, 122, 149, z8x, 

189, X95 

— Hendrick, ii, 375; iv, 139, 2x5, 338, 

372, 298 ; ▼, 3X, 47. 49. 68, 333 ; yn. 
X09, 141, X43. 180 ; skipper, ▼ii, yo 



Index. 



34» 



Tan de Water, Jacobus, vii, 13; book- 
keeper, vii, 70, 97, xoi 

— Jan, ▼!, 294 ; vii, 99 

— Pieter, iii, 76, 80, 83. 108 ; stepson of 

Walewyn ran der Veen, 80 
van die Grift, Jacob I^eendersen, i, 30, 147, 
374 ; M, 42a : V, 221 ; vi, 29, 41 ; 
Measnrer of Grain, etc., ii, 337 

— Panlus Leendersen, i, 4, 49, 51, 52, 54, 

59, 60, 66. 67, 69, 72, 73, 82, 83, 85, 
86, 88-90, 92, 93, 98, loi, 102, 108, 
113, 117. 121, 124. 127, 130-2, 138, 
142, 146, 150, 167, 175. 178, 187. 192. 

197. 206, 208, 215, 224, 226. 233, 237, 
253. 261, 274, 287, 316, 320, 337, 359. 
367. 375. 3891 392, 396. 397. 404. 407, 
411, 415-7 ; ii, 24, 26-8, 34. 86. 99, 
146, 155. 190, 203, 365. 377. 399.418. 
419. 424 ; iii. I, 5. 10. 13, 30-2, 44, 
53. 76, 85, 90. 92. 177. 180, 183. 188. 

198, 272, 288, 349, 350, 356, 406 ; iv. 
2. 39. 99. 202, 222, 252. 253, 273. 
278, 283, 289, 299, 303, 309, 311-13, 
321, 326 ; V, 8, 29. 31. 37, 138. 179. 
182, 186, 187. 198, 221, 230, 273,274, 
299. 337 ; ▼». 33. 57. 59. 60, 92, X03, 
118. 121, 130, 153, 156, 173. 176, 179. 
181, 189, 192, 193. 208, 210, 218, 223. 
227, 231, 248, 254. 337. 366; vii, 55. 
56 ; has gone to Cttra9ao, i, 295 ; 
Orphan Master, ii, 45 ; vi, 144 ; nomi- 
nated for Borgoouister, ii, 282 ; iii. 
a6o; elected, ii, 285 ; iii. 261; continued 
as Old Bargomaster, ii, 325 ; iv, 28 ; 
V, 17 ; nominated Boigomaster to fill 
vacancy, iv, 274 ; confirmed, iv, 277 ; 
elected Delegate to the General As- 
sembly, iv. 325 ; City Treasurer, v, 
254 ; Church Warden, vi, 18 ; nomi- 
nated Alderman, vi, 261 ; gone to Hol- 
land, vi, 267. 272, 288 

van Diepenbroeck, Hendrick, i, 386 
van Dincklagen, Lubbert, i, 4, 75. 229, 
241, 295-7, 408, 413, 417, 418 : u, 49, 

57 
van Doesborgh, Hendrick, ii, 194 ; iii, 292; 

▼i,375 

— Hendrick Hendricksen, policeman, vii, 

265 



van Doesborgh, Marretje. vii, 55 

van Donck, Daniel, iii, 56, 151, 201. 216, 

221, 239, 243, 290, 298, 301. 308, 309, 

343 ; iv, 66, 87. 90, 103, 107, 149, 152, 

156, 163, 174, 187, 259, 269, 294. 321 ; 

V. 79. 177 
van Dooren, Hendrick Clasen, iv, 145 
van Dort, Comelis (Kees). i, 156, 161, 170, 

178, 181, 212, 269, 276 ; ii, 2 
van Dyck, Hendrick (Henricus), i. 94, 133, 
141, 292. 297. 314, 316. 320, 373. 389, 
398, 401, 407 ; ii, 115 ; iu. 24, 78. 230 ; 
JVf 173 ; ▼. 81, 221 ; vi, 75, 130 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, ii, 319 ; again, v, 16 

Fiscal, i, 12 

father-in-law of John Cooly. vi. 202 

van D3rmen, Engeltje, iv, 64 

van Ebel (Ekel), Jan Jansen. i, 88, 308 

van Elslant, Claes, Senior, i, 78, 95, 172, 

177. 371 ; ". ". 33. 145. 194. 297. 305, 

336. 338, 345. 349. 389. 406 ; iu, 12, 
50, 72, 244. 248, 249, 252, 279, 330. 
388; iv. 24, 97, 108. 132. 148. 158, 
160. 244, 327 ; V, 135, 209. 224, 278, 
301, 317, 322, 331 ; vi, 195. 337 ; for- 
bidden to act as Court Messenger, iv, 8z 

— — Junior, app'd Court Messenger, i, 

152. 308 ; u. II, 276; iii, 90, 219, 225, 
242. 262, 263. 287, 387, 393, 430 ; iv. 
54. 61, 246, 267 ; V, 26, 43. 74. 82, 83, 
86, 87, 114, 135, 147, ISO, 177. 190. 
195. 307 ; vi, 266 ; continued as Town 
Sergeant, v, 252 ; dismissed from office, 
vi, 84 ; app'd Collector, v, 329 ; dis- 
charged as Collector, v, 352 

van Emdenbroeck, Gysbert, i, 121 ; set 
van Imbroecken 

van Engden (Hengelen), Arent, ii, 116 

— Tryntie, u, 37, 48, 89, 90, 116, 203. 

3X2 ; iu, 191, 195 ; iv, 38, 42, 49. 53» 

79.82 
van Essam, Pieter Pietersen, vii, 32, 53 
van Fredenburgh (Vredenburgh), WUlem, 

▼ii. 13. 43 
van Fruyl, Yonkher Reychout, i, 256 

van Gelder, Jan, iv, 136, 330 ; v, 6, 63, 64, 

151, 180, 182, 224, 239. 341 ; vi, 127, 

130, 131 ; Assistant Grain Measurer, 

vi, 214, 224 ; pavior, vi, 388 



342 



Index. 



Tan Gelder, Janneke, W, 140, 144, 147, 151, 

308 
▼an Gcsel, Cornelis, iii, 48, 288. 292, 296, 

339. 345. 348. 388 
▼an Geselaer, Johannes, ii, 129 
▼an Gheel (Geele), Max, i, 49, 51, 59, 66, 

67, 69, 72, 83. 85, 93, 93, 98, 102, 108. 

113, 117, "8 
▼an Groetenboecken, Jan Jansen, i, 262, 

263 

— Sarah Jansen, i, 263 
▼an Gttnst, Geertje, ir, 165 

— Jan Hendricksen, iii, 48, 171, 233, 279, 

294 ; iv, 31, 38, 102, no, 117. 123, 138, 
177. 235, 333; ▼, I, 132, 209, 214. 
221, 315, 351 ; vi, 7, XI, 26, 47, 117. 
167, 179, z8i, 182, 203, 206, 209, 212, 
213, 216, 219 ; vii, 5, 6, 44, 45, 48, 
103 ; made sworn batcher, v, 313 
▼an Haalen, Pieter, iii, 81, 84, 222 ; vii, 

190, 202 
▼an Haarlem, Tryntje, iii, 25 ; vii, 229 
▼an Haerlem, Jan, ii, 88, 89, 160 ; official 

butcher, ii, 222 ; ▼, 312 
▼an Ham, Jan Jansen, i, 329, 373 
▼an Hamd, Diederick, Secretary of Rens- 
selaerswyck, ii, 153 ; iii, 109, x 18, 178 

— Mrs., ii, 62 

— N., ii. 62 

▼an Hardenbeigh, Antony, i, 53, 58 tiseq,^ 
67 ; iii. 154 

— Johannes, iv, 249 

— Lysbet, iii, 154 

▼an Harderwyck, Gerrit Hendricksen, iii, 
78, 253; i^. 47. 53. 89. 114. 132, 135. 
X41, I5». 155. 158, 159. 162. 164, 166, 
167, 172, 173. 183, 187, 193, 194. 206, 

221, 224, 227, 230, 238, 239, 327, 341 ; 

▼. 8, 13, 36. 99. loi, X28, 150, 155. 216 

▼an Hartevelt, Denys Isaacksen, ▼, 32 

▼an Hasset, Hendrick Pietersen, iii, 185 

▼an Hattem, Arent, i, 49, 5x, $9, 66, 69, 

71, 72, 76, 79. 80. 83-6, 88, 92, 93, 

98, 102, 108, 1X3. 117, 124. X30, 139, 

146, 150, x6o, 166, 167, 175, X78, 182, 

X85, 187, 197, 203. 208, 215, 224, 239, 

244; ▼ii, X78. X79; illegitimate child 

of, ii, 357. 358 
▼an Heemst, Albert Jansen, i^, Z94, 32X 



▼an Heemstwaart, Albert Jansen, !▼, 49, 

51. 52. 59 
▼an Herssele, Melchior, iii, 11 
▼an Hensden, Henrick, ii, 292 
van Heyningen, Claes Jansen, ▼{, 334 ; ^ii, 

30 
▼an Hobocken, . Harmen, ii, 39, 219 ; 

schoolmaster, vii, 244 

— Maria, vi, 17, 62, 63, 68, 70, 91, 125, 

126, 129, 13X, X33, X38 
▼an Holstein, Jan Pietersen, iii, 38 

— Nicolas, i, 287, 289, 298, 299, 308, 311, 

386. See Nicholas de Meyer 
▼an Hoochsten, Frans Jansen, i, 373 ; ii, 
49. 58 ; iii, 30, 84, X14, 202, 208, 291. 
293, 299. 304, 387, 388, 392, 399, 40X, 

402, 407, 409, 413. 415. 419. 421. 430 : 

!▼. 9. 24. 32. 44, 49. 64, 86, 92, 1x5, 
X58, 194, 2X1, 222, 304, 313; ▼, 31, 
93. 150, 153. 165, 171, X89, 195, 197. 
222 ; vi, X2, 23, 262 
▼an Hoochvelt, Elysebet, i, 8x, 83, 86 
▼an Hooghland, Stoffel, ii, 405 ; i^« 36, 
2x5, 222 ; nominated Schepen to fill 
▼acancy, iv, 274. See Hooghland 
▼an Hoom, Comelis, vii, 200 

— Comelis Jansen, iii, 145; iv, 156, X59, 

x62, 332 ; ▼, 222 

— Dirck Jansen, i^, X30 

— Jan Comelissen, iii, 33 

— Joris Jansen, ▼i, 286 ; vii, 50 

— Ryndert Jansen, i, 373 ; iii, 7X 
▼an Hoosen, Jan, iii, 24 

van Ilpendam, Adriaen, ▼!, 272 
▼an Imbroecken, Gysbert, i, X77, x8o, Z90, 
X96, X98, 205, 255, 280. 288. 29X, 394, 

298, 30X, 303. 353. 369. 39«. 412 ; ▼. 
43 ; deceased, ▼, 320 
▼an Iselsteyn, Jan, i, 356 

— Jan Willemsen, ii, 375 ; iu. 27. 43, 51, 

52,66 
▼an Kalcker, Jan, i, 107 
van Laar, Arien, iii, Z15, 197, 20X, 236, 

238, 242* 250, 262. 286, 301. 323, 347. 

362, 400; i^, X24, 128, 334, 341, 344; 

▼. 31. 53. 57, 67, 73, 80, X23, 22a, 

243. 277. 281, 327, 333. 354 ; ▼»• 3, 8. 
IX, 30, 124, 14X, 143. 166, 169, 179, 

244, 245, 251, 253. 256-8, 260. 364, 



Index. 



343 



Tan Lftar, 

273, 378, 285. 291, 319. 3«4. 3*8. 336-9. 
344. 350. 355. 359. 363, 3^5 ; w. 3 

— Catharina, W, 330 ; t, 37 ; ▼». 389 

— Stoffel, iv, 30I, 320, 239, 249, 262, 266, 

327. 337 ; ▼. 10, 31. 39. "5. 140. 153. 
224, 259. 260, 281, 314 ; Ti, II, 25, 41, 
71. 73. 98* ia>, 103, 105, 107, 115. 147. 
183, 185, 189. 192, 234, 236. 238, 241. 
245. 849. 252. 255. 257-9, 264, 265. 
270, 273, 277, 278, 297, 302, 307. 3U, 
319. 324, 328, 344. 347. 350 ; name of 
wife of, IT, no, 239; afraid of his 
brother Ariaen, y, 333 
van Lanckvelt (Langevelt), Cornelis, i, 

107. 279. 337. 347. 358. 359. 373. 37^. 
385 ; ii, 118, 258. 269 

▼an Langedyck, Jan Jansen, ▼, 22z, 327, 

340 
van Lenw, — , ▼, 196 
van Lenwen, Jacob, t, 202 

— Madame, vi. 55, 57, 77, 79. 86 
van Leyden, Claes, i, 338, 345 

— Claes Jansen, i, 311 

— Jan, i, 133, 136, 139. 290, 296, 334 it 

^., 339. 348, 350, 355 ^f «y.. 383. 

385 ; u, 60, 73. 82, 89, 95, 99, 229, 

379. 380, 391, 396, 409, 418 ; iii, 37 ; 

wife of, ii, 340 
<^ Willemtje, yii, 48, 51, 96, 100 

Tan Linde, Pieter, t, 316, 320, 348, 350, 

361. 406; ii, 38. X13. 123, 372, 374. 

396,401.406,411.413 
Tan Lith, Nicolas, ▼, 199 

Tan Loo, Barent, iii, 65, 71 

Tan Loon, Gysbert, vii, 82 

Tan Marcken, Jan Genisen, t, 229 ; vi, 

48, 59. 63 
Tan Marrel (Maarle), Barent, i, 369 ; iii, 

181, 319, 356, 407 
Tan Meppelen, Roelof Jansen, iii, 71, 88, 

234. 248, 388, 409. 4", 416, 425 ; »▼, 

86, 88. 92. 95. 128, 266, 344 ; ▼, 47. 

224 ; official batcher, t, 312 
Tan Mnllemen. Geertmyd, vii, 230 
Tan Naerden, Hendrick, i, 254 ; ii, 12 

— Hendrick Jansen, ii, 228 ; iii, 97 

— Pieter, i, 370 ; iii, 6 ; ▼, 224; vi, 30 

— Pieter Caspexsen, i, 126, 195, 248 



Tan Nas, Abraham, iii, 289 

— • Evert Dircksen, vi, 21 

van Neck. Lambert Albertsen, iv, 145 ; vi, 

63. 64. 80, 165, 168, 173. 176. 178, 

182, 195 
van Nes, Dirck, i, 123 
van Nesten, Pieter Pietersen, vii, 16 
van Nent, Gerrit, i, 287, 290 
van Nieuwhof, Jan Aarsen, ii, 411 ; com- 
monly called Jan Coopal, 414 
van Nieuwhayzen, Hendrick Egbeztsen, 

vii, 218 
van Nieuwland, Bandewyn, iii, 189. 197, 

205, 217, 251, 262, 267. 269, 298, 304. 

312, 327. 334. 337. 355, 376, 367. 4I5. 

427 ; iv. 33, 45. 48, 80, 82, 93, 100, 104, 

105 
van Norden, Joost Teonissen, i, 257 ; ii, 59, 

159 

van Oostrum, Hendrick Jansen, iv, 98 

van Overen, Hille, iv, in, 117 

van Rensselaer, Jeremias, i, 369; vi, 98, 
107, no 

— John Baptista, vi, 140, 210 

van Renvecamp, Elsie, ii, 417 ; iii, 189, 
197. 253, 270. 272, 273. 279 ; iv. 156, 
209, 330; V, 6, 154, 168 ; vi. 114 

van Ruttenbeeck, Anneke. iii, 25 ; vii, 230 

van Ruyven, Cornelis, Secretary, i, 211, 
215. 315. 367. 406; ii, 54, 82. 203, 
323. 355. 368, 376, 378, 4ii. 421 ; iii, 
82. 116, 261, 266, 292, 399 ; iv, 75, 87, 
104, 126, 129, 245, 263; V, 29, 32, 
no, in, 128, 179. 214. 221, 237, 279, 
301 ; vi, 4. 13, 69. 92, 176, 179, 180, 227, 
234 : Venda Master, iii, 92. 112. 177 ; 
son-in-law of Domine Megapolensis, ii, 
46 : Receiver of the W. I. Co., v, 167 ; 
appointed Alderman, v, 250; nomi- 
nated and confirmed as Aldennan, vi, 
201, 332 ; elected Church Warden, vi, 
103 ; continued, 145 ; again contin- 
ued, 215 ; Overseer of the road to 
Harlem, vi, 362 ; nominated Buigo- 
master. vi, 396 

van Rys, Gerrit Hendricksen, v, t66 

van Salee, Anthony Jansen, ii. 37, 50, 55, 
124. 133; iii. 235; V, 350; vii, 43, 
100 ; accused of harboring, a Quaker, 



344 



Index. 



▼an Salee, Anthony Jansen — Qmiinued^ 
vii, 82, 84, 90 ; see Anthony Jansen 
and A. J. Van Vaes 

van Schel, Bartholomens, v, 137, 140, 264, 
270, 274 

van Schelluyne, Dirck, i, 92, 93, 126, 147, 
154. 187. 189, 191, 198, 205, 220. 239, 
251, 256, 275, 278, 304, 310, 329. 354, 

371, 395, 4". 417, 419 ; ". 2, 5. 34. 
58. 61. 75, 80, 83, 124, 126, 130, 203, 

247. 307, 327. 328. 333. 335, 340. 344, 
346, 352. 355, 358, 361, 373. 375, 379, 
384, 387. 390, 391. 409, 419, 423 ; iii, 
10, 24, 32, 37. 42, 56, 57, 102, 113, 
117, 120, 161, 167, 202; V, 130, 145; 
vi, 254, 257, 264 ; High Constable, i, 
282 ; his instructions, i, 283 ; resigns 
office, ii, 220 

van Schermer, Pieter Jacobsen, iii, 322 

van Schorel, Jan Jansen, i, 369 ; iii, 186, 
308. 342, 380 ; iv, 103, 303 ; v. 47, 
49. 86, 91 

van Schuildert, Aalje Goosen, iv, 200 

van Seyen, Jan, iii, 72 

van Sichelen, Ferdinandus, vi, 243, 248 ; 
vii, 12, 16 

van Soestbergen, Reyer Comelissen, iv, 
23,69 

van Spreckerhoorn, Aryan Jansen, i, 305, 

309 
van St. Obin, Jan Jansen, i, 254, 373 ; iii, 

40 ; iv, 270 ; V, 66, 223, 320 
van Sweringen, Gerrit, iv, 248 
van Swieringh, — , iii, 97 
van Swieten, Jacob, ii, 354, 392 
van Swol, Barent Gerritsen, vi, 334 
van ter Goes, Hendrick Jansen Qaaxbout, 

iii, loi 
van Tienhoven, Aryaen, i, 76, 125, 137, 

372, 398, 402 et seq„ 414 ; ii, 83 ; 
Company's storekeeper, i, 389 

— Cornelias, i, 49. 54, 56, 59, 60, 72, 
76, 87, 91, 93. 101-5. 108, no, III, 
117, 121, 124, 125, 132, 134, 141, 154, 
155. 163, 168, 174, 177. 178. 180, 188. 
192, 197, 201, 202, 207, 222, 240, 244, 

250, 253, 255, 259. 261, 275, 285. 286, 
288, 290, 294, 295, 298, 305. 308, 314, 
318, 319, 330, 334, 340, 350, 355. 367, 



van Tienhoven, Cornelias— G»fi!tiffii^^. 
384, 388, 411, 414, 419; ii, 3. 8, 13, 
24, 25, 31, 33, 53-5, 58, 59, 61. 65, 90. 
93. 168, 172, 192, 222 ; iii, 52, 56, 89, 
113; v,37, 199; complaint against, as 
Schout, i, 144 ; discharged from offices, 
ii, 108, 109 ; thanked by Boigomasters 
and Schepens for his services as Schout, 
III ; not known where he is, ii, 227 ; 
wife of, ii, 349 

— Luycas, vi, 297, 299, 301, 315 ; vii. 89, 

93, 99, 100 

— Rachel, ii, 100. 305, 333, 354, 364. 37i. 

403, 421, 427 ; iii, 27, 33, 43, 46, 51, 
52, 56, 84, 88, 95, 98, 112, 146, I55» 
166, 168, 169, 180, 182, 261 ; iv. 254, 

299 ; V, 37, 38. 176, 178, 181, 193, 199. 

202, 245 ; vi, 60, 96, 170, 258 
van Til, Isaack Willemsen, iv, 108 
vant Ooch, Aryaen, i, 161 
van Tright, Abraham, v, 213, 228, 229 

— Cristoffel Gerrisen, v, 213 

— Dirck Gerrizen, iii, 201, 208 ; iv. 53 ; 

V, 259 ; vi, 17 

— Master Gerrit, iii, 175, 251, 262, 267^ 

269. 297, 303, 304, 312, 313, 327, 333. 

334, 337, 355, 376, 377, 382, 385. 393, 
399,415, 424, 426,427 ; iv. II. 33. 39. 
44. 48. 51, 65, 71, 74, 256. 309. 52I» 

335, 339, 344-6 ; v, 3, 27. 30. 34, 35* 

44, 51, 54. 59, 74. 84. 130. 134, I35» 
141, 148, 150, 157. 165, 168, 169, 178, 
i8o, 181, 187, 198 213, 223. 241, 304. 
307. 315, 351 ; vi. 6, 15, 22, 33, 75, 8x, 
82, 89, 91, 100, 103, 104, H2, 121, 137, 
145, 147, 156, 164, 174, 182, 190. I9a» 
193, 206, 209-12, 230 ; nominated far 
Schepen, iii, 260 ; v, 16; vii, loi ; nom- 
inated for Alderman, vi, 201 

— Isaac, vi, 133 

van Tuyl, Jan Otte ; vi, 388 ; vii. 118 
van T wilier, Johannes, i, 298 ; ii, so 

— Wouter, V, 230 

van Tyll, A. F., vi, 396 

van Vaes (Vees), Anthony Jansen, i, 171, 

248, 346; ii, 32, 6i, 69. 114, X56; 

iii, 236, 249, 289, 321, 338 ; iv, 177 ; 

see A. J. Van Salee 
van Veckhooven, Jan, ii, 2 



Index. 



345 



Tan VenlOi Leendcrt Dircksen, v, ii8, 126, 

131 
▼in Vleckeren, Lanwerens LAuwerenaen, 

IT, 288 
van Vleeck, Itaack, iii, 397 ; vi, 236, 239, 

241, 275 ; vii. 136 

— Maddeleen, vi, 314, 324, 328 

— Titlman, iii. 41, 57, 74, 77, 102, 108, 

109, 1x7, 160, X67-9, 177, iBi, z88, 
198, 202, 210, 216, 219, 235, 256, 266, 

273. 275, 276, 278. 319. 3M, 325, 329. 

333. 339, 344, 370. 377, 397. 401.403, 

407. 408, 411, 414, 418, 420. 421. 429 ; 

IT, 4, 14, 18, 23, 29, 47, 79. 86, 117, 121, 

122, 124, 177. 178. 185, 193, 199, 212, 

214, 221, 223. 237 iistq, ; Ti, 73, 78 ; 

Seoretaiy of the Court of Beigen, 

N. J., IT, 217 ; dead, vi, 275 

Tan Vleabnrgh, Jan Conelinen, Tii, 262 

Tan Vorst, Annetie Coraelis, i, 54, 57, 61, 

64, 76, 80, 97, 143, 150, 154, 163, 167, 

192, 197, 199 ; «• 32 

— Ide, i, in, 242 ; u, 39, 92, 131, 141 ; t, 

241,247 

— Ide Corneluten, iii, 60 

— Jacob Genisen, iv, 143, 147 

— Ar Conielisien, Anna, Ide 

Tan Viedenhnrgh ; ste t. Fiedenbaigb 
Tan Vueren (Venren, Vueiden), Hendrick, 

Ti, X42. 145, 148. 149, 151 
Tan Waart, Marten, iii, 299, 300, 304, 305 

it uq.; iT, 24 
Tan Weeckendam, Pieter Jansen, iii, 44, 82, 

274 ; !▼. 7, 17 ; ^iif ", 20, 109 
Tan Wdy, Barent, iii, 292, 296, 340, 345 
Tan Wewl, Hendrick P., i, 167 
Tan WettTcen, Comdis Dircksen, nonii> 

nated Ensign 3d MiL Co., Ti, 357 
Tan Weyen, Harmen Hendrick, Ti, 216 
Tan Wien, Sybrant Jansen, Ti, 286 
Varranger (Veemmger), Jacob Hendrick- 
aen, i, 114, 150, 160, 167, 169, 234, 
285. 3x5. 335, 346, 360, 374 ; ii, 49, 
55, 64, 89, ^, 97, 112, 114, 120, 168, 
186, 213, 228, 241, 326, 377 ; in, 54, 
77, 82, 156, 181, 192. 197. 229, 232, 
234, 280, 302 ; iT, II, 39, 116 ; t, 55. 
113, ZI8. X19, 123, 128, 178, 222 ; Ti, 
40, 59, «36, 148-50, 169, 175. 181, 246, 



VarTanger, Jacob Hendridcsen — ComHmmiJ* 
292, 366. 373. 379. 383 ; agent for P. 
L. Tan den Grift, rii, 55, 56, 59, 65, 

69, 79, 93, 95. 163 
Vasknm (Voscnm), William, iv, 314; Ti, 

185 et uq,^ 190 
Vastrick, Anthony, it, 84 

— Gerrit, i, 319 

— Robert, i, 368 
Vean, Gailliam, ti, 203 
Vedder, Harmen, Ti, 176 
VeeU, Jacob, i, 371 
Vell^, Symon, i, 249 

Velthnysen, Nicolaes, ii, 88, 289, 292, 296, 
299, 300. 328, 386 ; iii, 6, 31, 34, 40, 
57, 63, 72, 93, 98, 103, 113, 114, 1x6, 
"7, 325, 329. 420; iT, 93, 121, x8x, 
217, 242, 281 ; T, 6, 9, 42, 87 ; name 
of wife of, iii, 63, 64 ; separation of, 
and his wife, iii, 73 

Veriieeck, Catalyntie, i, 381, 387 ; ii, 3, 8, 
9, 64, 68, 71, 98, lox 

— Pottlns, i, 140, 179, x86 ; u, 7 ; iii, 325 ; 

^▼» 67, 73, 79. See Tan der. Tan Beeck 
Verbraack, C. I., t, 30 

— Nicolas, T, 169, 224, 242, 269, 270, 323, 

332 etseq,; Ti, 33, 34, 37, 41, 46, 6x, 
69, 85, 329 ; skipper, Tii, 210, 2x4, 
242 
Veibmgge, Johannes, i, 291 ; ii, xi6, 126 

— Johannes Gillisen, i, 66, 92, 93 ; ii, 248, 

257 » 270 ; nominated for Bnxgomaster, 
ii, 282 ; elected Schepen, ii, 285 

— Johannes J., i, 279 

— Johannes Pietersen, i, 66, 81 , 92, X26, 148, 

243, 278, 280, 3x0, 337, 357, 364, 
368, 375 ; w, 55, 59, 80, 81, 87, xi8, 
X31, 190, 195, 230, 234, 256, 262, 378, 
379, 390. 399. 401 ; Tii, 143 ; Presi- 
dent of the Schepens, ii, 246, 252; 
nominated for Bnxgomaster, ii, 283 ; 
elected, ii, 285 

— Sarah, t, 14, 28, 37, 41, 82 

— See Tan Bmgge, Tan Bmgh 

Verdon (Verdonck), Thomas, ii, 84, X02 ; 
iii, 19, 48, 55, 69, 91, 94, 156, 159, 
2XX, 226, 337 ; T, 139 ; ▼i, 122 ; Tii, 
XX9 

Verd, Amoat, iii, 30 



346 



Index. 



VcmB (Vciyn), Jan Jansea, in, 78, 178; 

IT, 21 ; ▼!, 68, 82 
VeriMge, JcsjDtje, it, 329, 386, 387 ; t, 

197. 247. 263 

— JoKjn, T, 272, 295 ; Ti. 72, 90. 131, 133, 

136. 147. 155, 249, 253, 255, 263. 269, 
276, 280, 283, 290, 293 
Verieth, Anna, i, 326, mote 

— Cagper, i, 132, 135, 147. 163, 168. 175, 

196, 199, 205, 207. 230. 248. 250, 299, 
308, 326, Mfie/ ii, 119. 126. 183, 230, 
363 ; iii, 398 ; estate of, at Hartfort, 
T. 325 

— Cathcfine, i, 326, Mate/ t, 113 

— Gnfliam, u. 378, 412, 413 ; dead, iii, 29, 

32, 52. 170, 398 

— Janneke, i, 326, itoie, 385 ; ii, 89 

— Jndick, i. 55,65, 121, 136. 141, 147, 225, 

315. 326, 4x8; ii, 119, 126, 230; iT, 
329 ; T, 130. 137 
^ Maria, i, 155, i59. 1^3. 326, note/ ii, 
5. 30, 33, 36, 39. 50, 55. 62-4, 72, 
77. 8i. 85, 87, 93, 98 ; ui. 4 ; a resi- 
dent of Hartford, Coon., ti, 36 ; irife 
of Panlu Schrick, iii, 29 ; widow of 
Paohu Schrick, it, 284, 287, 290, 291, 

295. 296, 300, 329, 335. 34i» 345 ; ▼• 
10, 12, 59 

— Mn., iT, 72 

— Nicholas, i. 326, tiote, 390, 414, 419 ; ii, 

8, 23. 32. 33, 40, 61, 68, 70, 79, 81, 89, 

131. 344, 367, 372 ; iii, I. 32. 37, 44. 
97. 180, 209, 210, 360, 373, 427 ; iT. 

72, 106, 281, 284, 298. 307. 326 ; T, 27. 

33. 38. 41, 48. 49, 51. 53. 57, 86, 148, 
155, 353 ; vi, 22, 23, 25. 331 ; nomi- 
nated for Schepen, ii, 283 ; again, iT, 
Z95 ; made Great Burgher, ii, 315 ; 
mostly at Bergen, t, 188 ; magistrate 
of Bergen, N. J., Ti, 27 

— Sarah, i, 326 

Vermeden, Comelis, iii, 87, 353, 362 ; iT, 

43,287 

— Isaack, ui, 323, 353, 356 ; t, 62, 68, 141, 

168 

— Johannes, it, 4, 106, 156 ; t, 300. 303 ; 

TI, 331 ; see t. d. Menlen 
Vermont, Jacob, t, 4, 5, 223, 265 
Veraelje, Isaac, elected OTerseer of Har- 



Venidje, 

▼i, 15; 
^ 92 
— Joh., T. 315, 

at 



322; Ti, 262 



▼1, 21 : 

, 316; Coat 



92 ; app'd Orenecr of Hadem, ru 907, 

282 
Venidtje, N., t, 296 
Verplanck, Ab^aH, iT, 52, no, in ; t, ass 

— Abnun, i, 77. 92, 93, 3i6, 321. 323. 3*7. 

330, 333, 348, 350, 351, 372 ; ii, 5. 7^. 
362 ; iii, 27, 43, 46, 47. 5i, 52, 56, 57, 
102, 109, 113, 120. 168, 270, 274, 307, 

308, 332, 335. 384 ; !▼• 119. 130. I5«, 
336 ; T, 67, 83, 86, 170, 208. 225, 243, 

277 ; < 73, 75, 81 ; dead, Ti, 339 

— Geleyn, i, 334; iii, 24, 297, 304, 307. 

315, 326, 361, 364, 370, 377. 379, 3«3, 
384 ; T, n3 ; Ti, 7, 15. 25, 50. 77, 85, 
88, 89, 91, 112, 1x4, 121, 133, X40, 189, 
191, 192, 247, 277, 301, 308, 315, 330, 
380, 406 ; elected and confirmed Sche- 
pcn. ▼!, 397, 398 ; continued, Tii. 113 

— Hendrickie, ti, 277 

— Jacob, ii, 84, 109 ; name of wife of, iii, 

109 

— Maria, ii, 345, 349 ; iii, 35, 41 ; t, 195. 

196, 237, 244 

— Sosa, iii, 330 ; Ti, 81, 119, 123, 135, 126, 

130, 134, 141, 143 

— i^/ Planck 

Verschenren, Willem, beadle, Ti, 300 
Verschie, Huybert, iT, 217, 219, 225, 234 
Venreden, Anneke, iii, 424 ; iT, 5, 64, 66 

— Daniel, i, 368 ; iii, 275 ; iT, 67, 72, 199, 

135, 328, 330 ; ▼. 31, 87, 131. 219, 224, 
232 ; Ti, 38 

— Francis, It, 206 

— Joannes, ii, 416, 418, 419, 424 ; iii, 48, 

81, 84, 92, 94, 151, 156, 157, 215, 2l6, 
221, 224, 237, 241, 243, 250, 276, 289, 
330, 338. 346. 352. 353, 355. 362, 363, 
374, 382 ; IT, 31, 38, 48, 53, 64, 103, 
104, 129, 135, Z44, i6i, 173, 177, 183, 
185, 187, 193* 194, 199, 212, 2f4, 220, 
221, 223, 310, 317, 329, 335 ; ▼. 8, 179, 
287. 300, 326 ; Ti, 96, 97, 325 ; Tii, 9o ; 
ConsUble and Clerk of Fofdbam, vi, 
362; name of wife of, iT, 67 ; father of 



Index. 



347 



Vesreelen, Jcumtt^CrnHnutd, 

Daniel, lives at Harlem, vi, 37 ; nomi* 
nated Schepen, iii, 360 ; again, ▼, 16 ; 
elected Constable of Harlem, vi, 8, 80 ; 
ferryman at Harlem, vi, 83 ; Overseer 
of Harlem, vi, 93, 129, 130, 150, 157, 
170 

— Maria, vi, 335 
Vestjens, WiUem, i, 269 

Videt, Jan, iv, 97, 98 ; v, 331 ; French 

tailor, vii, 151, 155 
Vigne (Vinje), Christina, wife of Derek 

Volckersen, it, 349 

— Gnlyn, ii, 349 

— Jan, i. 51. 53. 58 ft seq„ 67, 72» 92. 93. 

95, 185, 235, 336. 250, 291, 299. 303, 

312, 357, 367. 383. 397 ; ii. 26, 79. 81, 
92, 114, 122, 131, 133, 136, 137. 141, 

144. 155. 171. 195. 199. 227. 339, 341, 
363, 379, 383, 344. 349. «»'^. 408 ; iii, 56, 
378, 387. 390, 336, 409. 4". 415 ; iv. 
149, 170, 198, 305. 269, 399, 336 ; V, 
37. 52. "8, 176, 178, 181, 193, 199, 
209, 235. 338 ; vi, 13, 51, 60, 66. 73* 
103, 104, 331, 285, 318, 334 ; vii, 158 ; 
app*d Schepen, i, 381 ; nominated 

Schepen, ii, 319; ▼». 397; vii. m ; 
elected, iii, 360, 361 ; iv, 195, 197 ; 
accused of smuggling, ii, 345, 349 r/ 
stq., 353 

— Maria, wife of Abraham Verplanck, ii, 

349 ; vi. 339 

— Mde, ii, 306, note 

— Rachel, wife of Com. van Tienhoven, ii, 

349 
Vincent, Adriaen, i, 163, 33$, 373, 403 ; ii, 

58. 168 ; iii, 5, 55, 63, 64, 70. 151, 390, 

295, 413 ; iv. 120, 136, 336, 330. 337, 

350, 388 ; v, 43, 334 ; vi, 143. 375 J 

vii, 6, 29 ; accused of bigamy, iii, 70 ; 

official Weighhottse laborer, vii, 146 

— Anna, iv, 324 

— Jan, V, 2 ; vi, 233 

— Madaleen, i, 316, 319, 323 : ii, 290, 370 ; 

iv, 324 ; V, 43 ; vii, 158 ; Upster. ii, 
263 
Virginia, in, 374, 381. 427 ; iv, 15. 62, 96, 
139, 189, 198, 201, 226, 255, 261, 267, 
270, 271. 278. 282, 298, 315. 323 ; V, 



Virginia — Continued. 

59. 65. 69, 83, 109, 131, 214. 218. 231, 
240, 277, 291 ; vi, 50, 85, 88, 89, 91, 

186, 187, 198, 279, 330 

Vis, Jacobus, i, 87-9, 94, loi, 107. 118, 133, 
136, 137. 142, 148, 220, 225, 245 ; U, 
297. 305. 345. 379. 381, 386. 388, 391, 
400, 404, 421 ; iii, 4, 33, 48, 54. 61, 
66, 67, 72. 82, 84, 87, 90-2, 103, 152, 
153. 184, 195. 205, 243, 244. 276, 278, 
285, 286, 289, 293, 295, 296, 299, 304. 
310, 312, 323. 325. 338, 339. 353. 356, 
357. 363. 367. 372, 377. 380, 383, 388, 
389. 393. 399. 404. 415. 417. 426, 
430 ; iv, 3, 5-7. 32. 43. 50, 70, 71. 86, 

91, 95. 99. ia>, 102, 104. 120, 124, 
129, 132, 134. 170, 174. 177. 182, i86, 

187, 193, 201, 207. 209, 313, 314, 334, 
235, 337, 339, 330, 357, 363, 381, 389, 
305. 313, 337. 339. 341. 346 ; V, 47, 50, 
53, 54-6, 58, 61-3, 68, 75. 76, 80, 83, 

92. 93. 125. 130, 131. 135. 141. 145. 
147, 148, 150, 154. 158. 159. 163. 167, 
z68, 178, 180, 182, 188, 189, 195, 199, 

319, 330, 331, 334, 337, 340, 370, 374, 
381-3, 387, 393, 399-301, 303, 319-2C, 

334, 341, 342, 344. 353 ; vi, i. 7. I3. 

x6, 30, 36, 36, 49, 50, 53, 53, 88, 94, 

96, 143 
Visbeeck, Gerrit, iii, 178 ; vi, 34, 69 
Visser, Adriaen Jansen, iii, 187, 393, 336, 

337, 339. 342, 354. 376, 380, 381. 419 ; 

iv, 160 

— Claes Gangdofs, ii, 417, 430. 436 ; iii, 

2. 53. 93. 98. 103, "4. "6, 153, 155, 
156, X69, 191, 194, 30I, 3i6, 335, 336, 
238, 344, 346, 353, 381, 398, 336, 366, 
371,430; iv, 84, 131, 181, 317, 329, 
242etsef., 253, 255, 268,336; V, 11, 31, 
42, 48. 58, 63, 75, 82, 86, 87 ; going to 
Curasao, v, 87 ; gone, v, 151 ; skipper, 
V, 152 

— Jan, i, 109, 123 

— Jan Jansen, i, 66, 85 

— Wessel Evertsen, vi, 220 

Vogd, Arent Comdissen, iii, 324, 325, 353, 

41 X, 416 ;iv, x68, 169 
Vogelsang, Marcus, i, 369 ; iii, 305, 255 ; 

vii, 149 



34« 



Index. 



Hemindk, K 3fA. 3U 
m, 41a; ir. 60; w, 
85, 105, ii«, 119. W3 

— Diidt, i, IS4, 160. 161, 386; £, aoo. 
S|6. M7, «70, X7«, 3i5, 599. 366. 36«, 
403; in, 561, UH. 115. 144; !▼, 67; 
▼. 191 

^» HcBdndc, Til, 64« 69 

iiow 243 ; »• 1S6, 197, SOI, su. S14, 



ir, 141, I5«, 173, 5" 

— Hm, n. 3S7; n«S5.90^9«. lOQ^ 99«« 

»». J06^ 3»3 ; •^ Fort 
17S; DefMtjof tbe 
iii, lio 
i,6x,67;«raeVo> 
Vo^ Joackcr, ▼. 113 ; ▼!, a<3, «4« 

— Fhilipp Jamaem, ^ 334 

VtedealMiflk, .Apoloqr, ▼, 351 
Vna, Diick jMobMi, dki^ipcr, it. 74, 7^. 
77, 84, 104, U9 

— Jaa GdiiB, ir, 156, IS9 ^ 
Vi^CB, lUtfcr Jaasb, snceoa, m, 3. 41, 

49.75; «« 



r, GeoKfe, t, »76, «79 
Wmgamm^ Hmdririr GiffiKA, i, s$i, SS4« 
256. 136. 337. 347. 35^ 3S9. 37S. 3*5 ; 

Wililma, Ffcfl^ip, tS, 76, 79 
-» PieCer Flulippi. vfi, 90 



91. 94, 95. 1 u, 182. 998 ; 
r, Tii. 146 



i. 373 ; B, 40s. 417 ; m, 86, 
9t, los, no, 158. 159, 163, 171, 187. 
19s, 193, »i. an. S18, «33, «4i, «4t, 
308. 33s ; nr. 16, 36» 4i« SI. 96. 65. 
los, I9t. 967, 34s ; ▼, I. 3S, a87, ^97, 

300. 3»7, 353 ; «• S* ««, «37. «? 




^I, 334; Tfi, i$8; U 




— Willem, Ti, 3CB, 311, 314, 316. 3^9* 
334.356. 357 



t •• 



/ • •». 



w, 341. 30. 347. 390. 355. 

356, 35«. 359* 36«, 3*3. 365, 373- 57«, 

379 
IPUZmb Qmmrter. Ike. i. 159 
Walmu Tl   . fi. 37«. 384. 4M 
Waltm, Fop. T. 997 
— T l   . H. 39- 44* 46. 5»^ 56. i«4, 

195. »9. »«. «!* »7. ay*. 407 ; ▼^ 

51 

Walvdl, Jaao. ▼», 57 
Waadd. Tl i ff , i. 935, 943; S. 73. "7. 
159, 196, 916, 936, 937. 9S0t 

9i« 93. 96. 100. 147. M9> 

«55. ^7. afio, 979, 304 ; ^ 

163. 165, 908, 90I. 936, 959, — -* -**- 

301. 307. 3i«. 3M. 3x9. 3». 3*3. 3«*. 

336. 366. 373- 379. 3S3, 3«9 

3^$. 397. 403. 411. 4U; •▼.339 
Waatsknr, Joha, ti, 996, 9JB, 933, 936, 

938,94i«948 
Wwd, Joha, Tii. 190 
Waaaas, Grietie, i. 93S. nS 
WanMBca, Fredrick, i. 31*. 369 ; it, S«3 
Wancr. Raaf. ti. 89, 83. 174. 194-6. 

406 
Wanca, HoaiAffy. n. 947 
Aatoaj, ▼, 189. 189 
.. ▼. »5 
^•350^.355. 

«.X53 
Waftswcoy. J^b, ai StaBfon 
Wmtar C«8r. tike. ir. 83 

laea. >. 3«S. 35^. 
369. 376, 393. 397. 400. 4»7. 4" ; n. 
6, 10, II. 13. at. 66 

▼•354: ^.4 

r, ^ 360 



Index. 



349 



Watson, Luke, t, 283 

— Robert, W, 309, 310, 315. 327, 331 ; ▼. 

113, 119. lao, 124, 393, 305 
Watts, Alexander, ti, iia, 148, 156, 160, 

178. 265, 339, 373, 384 ; tH, 8, 72 
«— Anna, tU, 108 

— Ellas, vi. 47. 49. 5i. 5*. 80, 81 
Way, James, v, 156 

Wead, John, vi, 355 
Web, James, t, 335, 363, 316 
Webbens, Jan, i, 397 

Webber, Aemont, ▼!, 345, 351 ; public 
carter, vi, 360, 401 

— Anna, i, 334 ; U, 3, 81, 363, 367. 400 ; 

ill, 171, 36a 

— Mrs., vii, 36 

— WoUert, i, 163, l68, 347, 336. 334, 339. 

355 ^ i»y.. 390. 410, 4". 418 ; it. 7-9. 
81, 9a, 94, 127. aaa, M7, 37I. 3^3 ; 
til, 34, 35, 43, 184, 185, 197. 344. 345. 
350, 353, 354. 370, 376, 379, 309, 336, 
333. 339. 368 ; tv. 115, 131, 137 ; v. 
a39. 295. 337. 34o; vi, 3. 13. 51, 59, 
66, 75. 77. 79. 106 ; pubUc carter, vi, 
401 ; location of farm of, ii, 337, maU/ 
Schepen of Precinct bejond Fresh 
Water, vii, 137 

Webbers, Sarah, iu, 306 

Webly, Walter, vi, 399 

Wedderlj, Jeremy, v, 65. 75. 76, 79. 80, 
83, 87, 114 

ir//j^, Holland, iii, 109 

Weesp, Comdis Jacobsen, ii, 387 

Weever, Dirck Jansen, vi, 83 

Weg^mian, Adiiaen, vi, 78, 8a, 86 

Welins, Domine Everaidns, iii, 292, S96, 
339. 345 ; vii, 343 

fVeli, vii, 190 

Wells, Tomas, v, 89 

— Wm., vi, 107, 188, 331 
Wemp, Jan Barentscn, iii, 194, 30$ 
Wepp, Jan, iii, 394 

Werckhoven, Councillor Cornells, i, 178 

— Pieter, i, 51, 53, 58, 66 

— a. 402 

Wemaait, Thomas, ii, 379 
Wemaanen, Herman, iv, 338 
Werren, David, v, 335, 331 
Wesooo, Jan, vii, 135 



Weskort, Adam, ii, 144 

Wessels, David, i, 180, 183, x86, 187, 374 ; 

iii. 84, 26-8, 45, 53. 67. 100, 106, 115. 

166, 311. 334, 325. 333. 338, 339. 344. 

362, 382. 416, 430. 421 ; iv, 61 ; v, 4, 

224 ; vi, 61. 63 ; vii, 52 

— Dirck. iii, 191, 199 ; iv, 147 ; v, 84, 86, 

92 ; vi, 384, 390 ; vii. 71, 96, 224 

— Evert, vi, 304 ; vii, 58 

— Geertie, widow of Harmen, vi, 209, 2ii. 

230 

-" Grietje, iii, 232 

— Hartman, iii, xo8. 181 ; vi, 376, 380, 

384 ; vii. 17 

— Herman, iv, 168 ; v, 32, 34, 222, 271 ; 

▼i. 48, 49. 51. 77. 79. 146, 149. '51. 
262, 270, 277 ; soigeon, vii, 11 ; dead, 
vi. 205, 209 
*— Joghim. baker, iv, 150, 169 

— Joffroaw (Mrs.), iii, 78 ; v, 176 ; vi, 4 

— Mary, iii, 144. '79 

— Mettje, i. 358 ; ii, 345 ; iii. a. 8, 12. 40, 

47. 63, 81, 103, 144. 150, 151, 173. 
175. 177. 178, 186, 190, 201, 237. 238, 
346, 349. 266, 368, 373. 276, 379, 280. 

384, 294, 295, 299, 301, 304, 3". 315. 
317 et Mtq., 325, 330, 336. 348, 353. 
366, 374. 395. 429; iv. 23. 92, 94. 
177. 193. 287, 308, 329, 335. 338 ; V, 
10, 12, 26. 43. 50, 63, 75. 84. 86, 92, 
112, 130, 190, 195, 223, 278, 281, 288, 
335-7. 344, 346, 348, 354 ; vi. 23, 25, 
34, 40, 59, loi, 107, III, 112, 114, 
123, 129, 130. 133, 140, 154, 158. 189. 
221, 336, 351, 353, 356, 365, 270. 398 ; 

▼ii. 96, 99 

— Pieter, iii, 39a, 397, 403 ; carter, vi. 70. 

Z38, 360, 401 ; vii, 30 

— Styntje, v, 337. 339 

— Tiyntje, v, 74. 83, 87, 114. U7. 150, 

191, 337 
^ Wamaer, i, 141, 3i3, 366, 377. 3<i. 322, 
325. 345, 350, 371 ; ii. ". 12, 30, 38, 
47. 55. 63, 73. 77. 78, 83, 114, 149. 
309, 311, 347, 256, 360, 363, 380, 336, 

385, 404, 407. 408, 414, 417, 418, 420, 
431, 436 ; tii, I, 5, 13, 30, 38, 33. 36, 
39. 40, 46, 47. 49. 50. 53. 66, 78, 93, 
99. 112, 144, 146, 175, 179. '88, 192, 



350 



Index. 



Wessels, Warnaer — Qmtinued, 

213. 216, 219, 248, 249. 270, 272, 
274, 277. 278. 280. 284, 288, 305. 308, 
317 et seq„ 329. 346, 348, 350. 366. 
375. 388, 392. 397, 405 ; iv. 2. 4. 12, 
18. 23, 24, 29, 33, 38. 41. 44, 48, 49. 
53. 59. 69, 72. 80. 88. 92. 94, 113. "6, 
133. 135. 156. 159. 173. 210, 214. 216. 
222. 257. 259. 269. 287, 291, 295, 303, 

305, 309. 3". 323. 329. 341. 342. 345 ; 
▼, 25, 32, 35. 48, 49. 72, 78, 85, 90-2, 
107, 121, 142, 155, 215, 216, 219^222, 

228. 229. 235, 236, 239, 243. 247, 263, 

277, 280, 28X, 292, 300, 303, 310, 323- 

5. 344 ; vi, I, 5. 13. 14, 16, 20, 24, 33, 

34. 37. 40, 41. 45-7, 49. 59- 72, 77. 
80-2. 87, 88, 90, 91. 93, 97-9. 102- 
4. 106, 109, 128, 138. 140, 141, 147, 

149. 150, 153. 154. 156. 159. 167, 193. 
194, 196. 207, 210. 212, 213, 216. 218, 
220. 225, 226, 230. 233, 234, 236, 237. 
239, 240. 244, 245, 249. 250-3, 255. 
256, 259, 263, 264, 268-70. 276, 284, 
285. 290. 291, 293, 297-9. 301. 303, 

306. 307, 3", 314. 319. 323. 324. 328, 
339. 344. 350, 351. 355. 363, 3^8, 371 ; 
vii, 201 ; appointed City Ganger, ii, 
362, 266 ; Farmer of the Beer, etc.. 
Excise, ii, 305. 374; Constable, vi, 203, 
208 ; Farmer of the Weighscales, ^ii, 

155 

— — Junior, vi, 277 

— Wenaer, hatter, iii, 30, 323 ; iv, 6, 31, 

60. 64, 67, 73. 79 ; ▼». 389 

— Wessel, ui, 251. 347. 362 ; vi, 388 
ffVf/ Chester^ ii. 414 ; ▼. 205, 326 
Westercamp, Femmetie Alberts, i, 78 

— Hendrick. i. 78 

Wetheral, Jeremy, ▼, 291, 301, 329 

Wetteltngh, Thomas, ii, 425 

WetteU, Thos., iii, 4 

Wheat, Mr., vi. 43 

Wheeler. Sami, vi, 373. 380, 384 

White OVheyt, Weit, Whyte), William, ii, 

368. 373. 392; iii. 158. 220; vii. 26, 

33 ; hatter, 125 
Whitehead (Weythedt. Wythet). Daniel, i, 

82, 363, 378, 385 ; ii, 124. 180. 194 ; iU, 

394 ; ^ 270. 277 



Whitfield (Withfield, Witfield), Justus, vit^ 
65. 69, 85, 88, 89, 100 

— Ralph. Alderman, vi, 144 
Whitty, Jan, i. 401 

Wickcs, Tho.. vi, 350, 355. 358. 362 
Wigherzen, Dirck, iii. 209 ; iv. 74, 90, 909 ; 

V, 26, 221 ; vi, 170; vii, 123, 129, 200 
Wight, Isle of, ii, 173 
WUkens (Willekes), WUlem, u, 38 : iii, 

331 ; iv. 330, 331. 333. 334 ; v, 10, 28, 

45. 168 
Wilkes. Mr., vi, 132 
Wilky, James, iii, 211, 212 
WiUem, Joncker, iv, 330 
WiUems, Anna, vi, 12, 60 

— Lysbet, iii, 55 

— Mme, ii, 398 

— Tysje. iv, 159. 162, 164. 166. 167, 170, 

182 
Willemsen, Abraham, vi. 381 

— Aert, i. 92, 93. 374 ; ii. 8, 10. 23, 139, 

184, 212, 248, 250, 259, 265 ; iii, 83 
— Cornells, i, 105, 180, 186 ; iii, 36, 39, 50, 
56, 65. 94. 95. "2. 158, 167. 182 

— Hendrick, baker, i, 372 ; ii, 32, 53, 91 » 

159. 255. 327. 332. 338. 342, 375. 399 ; 
iii. 33. 173. X75. i9i» 261, 263. 265, 
359. 372. 378 ; iv, 36, 58, loi, HI. 
143, i44i 150, 152. 155. 162. 169, 178, 
186, 213. 215, 217, 257, 259, 269, 290, 
342 ; V. 30, 86, 91, 93. 107. 223, 238, 
300. 341-3. 350; vi, 43, 51. 67, 73, 
75. 93, loi, 103, 127, 151. 161. 164. 
166. 170. 176, 180, 183, 348. 356 ; ap. 
pointed Inspector of Bread, iii, 391 ; 
reappointed, vi. 30 ; appointed Fiie 
Warden, v, 298 ; reappointed, vi, 158 ; 
appointed Overseer of Streets, vi, 228 

— Isaack, iii, 346 

— Jacob, i, 50, 316, 319, 321, 323 ; ii, 114 

— Jan, i. 50 ; u, 344. 398. 409 

— Jonas, iii, 292, 294, 354 ; iv. 58, 107. 

168 

— Reinier, baker, X04, 299, 362, 382 ; iv, 

III, 133. 165, 178, 210. 330, 33«. 333. 
334, 338. 340, 346; V, I, II, 28, 10, 
45, 80, 82, 85, 107, 113, 168, 223 ; vi, 
67, 157, 287, 401 ; vii, 26 ; nominated 
Schepen, vi, 397 ; Fire Warden, vii, 3$ 



Index. 



351 



Willcmsen, Robert, i, 70 ; tv, 260 

— Rutger, vi. 265. 340 

— Teunts, i, 391 

— Thomas, ii, iii, 1x5 ; iu« 297, 303 

— Tryntie, i, 319 

— WiUcm. ti, 387 ; t. 139 
WiUett, AbrmhAm, iii, 315 

— James, vi, 43 

— Jan, dcc'd, ▼. 59. 64. 73. 80 

— John, vii, 3 

— Mr., i, 375 ; ii. 178, 391. 393 ; iii. aw. 

211 

— Samael, i, 396 

— Capt. Thomas, i, 226, 335 ; ii, 12, maU, 

128, 129, X39. 150, 180, 244 ; iii. 225, 
255. 319. 394 ; iv, 29, 90, 127, 293, 298, 
317, 321, 325 ; V. 65, 66. 73. 74, 80. 
92. 143 ; vi, 127, 319, 327, 331. 337 ; 
father of Jan, ▼, 59 ; vii, 3 ; appointed 
Mayor, ▼. 250 
Williams, John, ^ii, X08, xio, 114 

— Thomas, vi, 368, 392, 408. 409 ; Tii, 5. 

X7.25 
WiiHamsburgk, Brooklyn, L. I., ii, 371 

WHls, proving of, vi. 42, 43 

— of Abr. Verplanck, vi, 339 
~ of Balth. de Haert, vi, 357 

— of Herry Puttman, vi, 322 

— of Capt. Jno. Jnlius, vi, 329 
Willkens, Jno., vi, 317 
Willson, John, vi, 39, 245, 250 

— Wm., vi, 341 
Wilmerdonck, Abraham, v, xii 
Wiltkock, Sarah Pieters, u, 304 
Winckelhoek, Pieter Jansen, ii, 243 
Wingers, Gertniydt, iii, 304, 307, 315, 326, 

364. 370. 377. 379 
Winslo, Joseph, iv, 191 

— KneUne, v, 69, 267, 268 

Winslow, Samuel, vii, XX4, 1x7 ; made a 

Burgher. 122. 123 
Winster, Pieter, hatter, v, 32, 94, X71, 172, 

224, 294; vi, 112, 121, 137, 148, 151, 

156, 165, X76 
Wiiselpenningh, Rynier, ii, 117, X24, 127, 

132 ; tii, 150 
Wit, Pieter Jansen, ii, 243 ; iii, X46, 361 
Witbeck, Richard, iii, 210, 321 
Withart, Johannes, i. 87. 94, loi, X05, 107, 



Withart, Johannes — Continued. 

109, 1x0, XI7. X20, 123, 140, 152. 155, 
163, 167, X75, 245, 358, 359. 361, 364, 
369. 399. 418 ; ii, I. 84. 90, 128, 305. 
332, 379. 381. 386, 391 ; iii. 19. 54. 
168, 184, 195. 198, 205, 224. 229, 235, 
236, 338, 243-7. 254, 261, 276. 278. 
289, 293-5, 297, 299, 426 ; iv, 3, 5-7. 
9, ID, 18, 23, 43, 49. 59, 102, 13a. 168, 
X71, 173, X77. 182, 201, 207, 209, 2x6, 
224-^, 238, 317, 326, 330 ; V, 50, 51, 
53-5. 58, 62, 66, 68, 130, X31. 134-6. 
I4X, 142, 145-8. 150, 154. 158. 159 
x62^, X67, x68. 178, 179. X89, X95, 
199, 240, 273, 281-3. 321, 344; ▼». I. 
X42, 156, 202, 234, 271 

Withings, Edmond, vi, 132 

Witlock, — , ii, 68 

Witney, Richard, ii, 96 

Witzen, Joseph, iv, 127 

Wodtkock, Jan, i, 174 

WoUersen, Jacob, ii, 385, 386, 388, 389, 
39X, 400, 403. 404. 4x8, 425, 427 ; ui, 
2, 4, XI ; iv, 6, 162 ; ue van Couwen- 
hoven 

— Jan, ii, 249 
Wolfs. Joris, in. 177 
Wollingh, Robert, X70 
Wolsencraft, John, vi, 89, 92-4, 96 
Wolsey, George (Joris), i, 5, xoo, 1x9, X56 ; 

ii, X83 ; Upster, ii, 263, 361, 369. 372 ; 
iii, 48, 90, 92, X71, 197. 201, 210, 2XX, 
288, 402 ; ir, 107, X69, 232 €t seq,, 294, 
307. 333 ; V, 55 ; vii, X54. 155 

Wolters, Kier, v, X47, 300, 303. 321 ; vi, 
69, 74 ; App'd Overseer of Harlem, vi, 
150, 207; leaves Harlem, vi, 213; 
dead, vi, 235 

Wood, Hilliard, sailor, vi, 345 

» Richard, vi, 134 

Woodberry, Huw, vi, 14 

Wooden, Theo., vi, 108 

Woodert, Mr., v, 2x7. 2x9, 231 

Woodwal, Richard, v, 276, 277 

Wondberry, Joan, iv, 223 

Wotttersen, Adriaen, i, 370, 38 x, 387, 400, 
40X, 410, 4XX, 415 ; ii. I. 3. 60, 64, 68, 
72, 154, 201 

— Egbert, i. 54, 92, 136, 230, 3x6, 320, 



352 



Index. 



WoQtersen, Egbert — ConHntud, 

373 ; u, 20, 114, 1x5. X2a, 344, 408 ; 
iii. 93. 15a. 303, 353 ; W, 208 ; v, 5a, 
66, 819, 324, «30 ; vi. 67, 75. "8. 296. 
298, 30Z 

— Jan. V, 225 

— Wfllem, ▼!, 210, 212, 357 

Wright, Nathanid, Ti, 358, 365 ; Tii, 34 ; 

sii Ryght 
Wyngaart, Geertruyt, iii, 297 ; see Wiiqjen 
Wynliart, Cornells, admitted as Burgher, 

▼i. 374 
Wyt Straat, Hendrick Jansen, it, 118 



Yackes, Hendrick Cery, ii, 346 
Ybert, Nicolas, ui, 226 
Ydes, Symon, iv, 63 



Yongh, Thomas, ii, 334, 338 

YoriL, Duke of, ▼, 115 ; letter to, from 

Burgomasters and Schepens, ▼, 160 ; 

letter from, to Mayor, etc, W, 199 ; 

to Got. Lovelace, 300 ; presents a sil» 

▼er mace, etc, to the City, ti, 198 
Yoong, Francis, li, 89, 91, 141 

— John, i, 339 

«- Mr., of Bermuda, vi, 141 

— Thomas, i,»369 ; vi, 39, 40, 44, 46, 51-4^ 

56, 147 
Yonnge, Capt. John, Ti, 70 



Zarhariaa, Lanwerens, it, 151, 154 
Zeeman, Nathaniel, t, 91, 96, 99 
Zegendoii^ farm of, i, 396 ; ii, 22 
I, Panins, ii, 33 



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